Nowadays the economy is on the rocks and thus it is essential that we find out different ways to save money on a day-to-day basis. If the staggering amount in electricity bills is one of your main concerns then you can push these worries aside with the help of solar panels since you will be getting electricity for free. What’s more you can also save up on the installation and purchase of these if you choose to make your own solar voltaic panels. Making solar panels is an easy task and you just have to be a bit patient. The supplies required can be picked up locally from hardware stores or junkyards. When you install solar voltaic panels at home, you will be able to obtain electricity as soon as the sun rises in the morning. However you do need to get a qualified electrician to install the meter box in your house which would be used for storing the solar electricity produced.
It is definitely possible to make your own functional solar voltaic panels and for this purpose you will need to get these items ready first:
1. A 12 volt lead rechargeable battery and a battery box (optional)
2. A decent quality DC meter which should be able to handle the voltage of the battery.
3. A DC meter which converts the sun’s energy to usable electrical energy.
Once you have these items ready, it is time to get started by adhering to the following step-by-step instructions:
1. Attach the DC input as well as the DC meter to the top of the battery box. You can use insulated wiring so that you will be able to physically attach the meter to the 12 volt battery that you purchased. If you need help or if you do not know the manner in which you should attach these three together then you can resort to the internet to search for images pertaining to DIY solar panels.
2. Maintain an order when you are wiring all these three items together, i.e. DC input, DC meter and the battery. Be patient and work with only one wire at a time. Don’t rush things.
3. Remember that the correct order of wiring is to wire it to the negative first. You should do this when you are attempting to connect your own DIY solar panel to the battery’s DC inlet.
4. Cover the battery with the battery box in order to provide some type of protection to your pets or small children.
5. Place the whole thing out in the sunlight in order to charge it. On an average it may take roughly ten hours for the battery to be fully charged.
Building solar voltaic panels is an incredibly satisfying and rewarding experience and an added advantage is that you can save a lot of money in the long run.