Solar panels are environmentally responsible and cost-effective addition to any home. Making your own solar panels is easy and you can make a small device within an hour. Now is the right time to save more on your current bills. Moreover, there is more need to go green to protect nature.
Learning to make home solar panels on your own could cut your electricity bills to half. You could even get the electric company to pay you when you send it back to their electricity grid. When you know how to make these panels for your home, you can enjoy great savings and a chance to invest in a greener future. Even if manufactured panels are terrific because they do all the work for you, paying a premium of over 2000 percent compared to doing it yourself for $ 200 or even less is a great option.
People these days are creating awareness of the impact of their energy needs to the environment. Solar panels are one way to reduce your home's carbon footprint. You can do the work yourself using materials that include tape measure, stud finder, drill, chalk line, lag bolts, solar panel mounting kit, pilot bit, solar panel mount hardware kit and solar panel posts.
Steps in making your home solar panels:
- Determine the best location where you want to install the panels. Consider the amount of sunlight the area will receive. The panels should be in an area that receives the most amount of sunlight at daytime.
Use a stud finder to find rafters to attach panels to and minimize the risk of coming loose. Measure a sufficient amount of roof space.
Lay out the solar panel mounting kit and mounts should be about 48 inches apart and directly on a rafter. If it is not possible, the mounts could be attached to a piece of wood that is attached to the underside of the roof.
Use chalk line to make sure the mounts are installed in a straight line. Use the pilot bit to drill holes, secure the rafter mounts with the lag bolts. Thread the post to the hole and cover with roof flashing.
Attach the rails in your mounting kit the mount and secure panels on the rails with the bolts included in the hardware kit. Check to make sure that the panel is approximately there to six inches off the roof. This will allow for ample airflow around every solar panel. Continue the steps above to every single panel.
Open the junction box located on the back of every panel and connect wires to the positive and negative terminal screws found in the box. You should find a diagram at the back of the solar panel that indicates the right connection for wires.
When making home the panels on your own, you should wear gloves when handling the collectors because they could get really hot and may cause serious burns when it gets in contact with your skin. Moreover, you should wear sunglasses, drink lots of water, apply sunblock and take other precautions to protect yourself as you work on the roof in direct sunlight.