How To Build Solar Panels To Generate Electricity

Find out how you can harness the power of the sun for less than $200. And there is no need for special skills to build your own solar panels. Have a solar panel installed at your home and cut your monthly electric bills to zero!
By: Andy O'Silliven
July 24, 2009 - PRLog -- How To Build Solar Panels - The use of solar panels has been proven to save a big chunk in energy, and sometimes even eliminate the whole electricity bill altogether. On top of this, it is an eco-friendly alternative and a way to support the environment.

Today, with the help of some guides on “how to build solar panels”, the task of getting your power from the sun is very easy to accomplish. And in some instances even the utility company can pay you back if you produce more energy that you need. This is happening more and more frequently every day.

The materials and tools needed to build your own solar panels are inexpensive and easy to find.

• Solar Cells (microcrystal cells)
• Wire crimping tool
• Wire cutters
• A sheet of plywood
• Solder, 60/40 or silver
• Soldering iron, or soldering station
• Sheets of glass
• Drill
• Copper wires
• Screwdriver
• Cobalt steel jobbers' twist drill bit, heavy duty, wire gauge size 26, 3" L, 1c" L flute
• Machine screw size high-speed steel hand tap taper, 10-24, H3 pitch diameter, 4 flute
• 7/32 drill bit
• Plastic sheet cutter
• Reamer
• Pliers
• Hacksaw

A good reference guide on how to build a solar panel will guide you through the steps in an English friendly, easy to follow way. These guides usually show you where to get this basic tools and materials for the best prices as well.

Eco friendly solar panels are the wave of the future, and more and more people, small business as well as big institutions are switching the way they get and use their power. However, some guides out there make the task of building a solar panel complicated and sometimes frustrating, so make sure you have the right set of information at your fingertips.

Absolutely anybody should be able to build a small solar panel, however, I see, everyday, people that get stock in the first stages of their project. This is due mostly because they start this project without a set of detailed, highly structured instructions aimed to get the everyday, non-technician person through this process. Don't make this mistake; get well prepared before you start your project.

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Andy O Silliven is an engineer and author in the fields of electrical engineering. He enjoys writing about the topic and keeping up with current events and research in the area of renewable energy sources. Recommends:
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