Should you be considering the use of solar energy for your home then you will need to install solar panels. The panels are what change the suns energy into electricity for you to use at home. Now some solar panels can be quite costly and run into thousands of dollars should you choose to go to a retail store and buy ready-made units. For most people this may be a huge amount of money to spend. If you spend a little time doing some online research you can find Do It Yourself solar power equipment in both retail outlets as well as online stores selling direct to the public. These types of kits are a lot less expensive than buying ready-made. The kits come complete enabling you to build your own solar power panels at a fraction of the cost.
Contents of a Solar Power Equipment kit;
The solar power equipment kit will contain all of the necessary parts that you will need to set up your solar panel energy source. The main components in any solar panel are the solar photovoltaic cells which trap the suns energy in the panel and translate that into a usable electrical supply. Other solar power equipment includes sheet glass, plywood supports, and copper wire and of course probably the most important piece the instruction manual. These manuals are very detailed on the precise set up and maintenance of the power unit. A grounding system, mounting brackets, power inverter, plus switches and fuses are also included in the solar power equipment kit.
Positioning the panel (s);
The best place to set up your panels is on the roof of your home, but should regulations unable you to do so you can erect them in your back yard as long as the ground is level and not too far away from your house. When choosing the site it is important to be sure that nothing will block the sun and that they receive the maximum amount of sunlight possible. Without sunlight the panels will not produce electricity.
Using your solar power equipment;
As soon as you have assembled your solar panels they can start producing energy straight away. When sunlight hits the panels it activates the photovoltaic cells these in turn generate a DC current. This current is then sent to a battery where the electrical power is then stored. This is then converted from the battery through the power inverter into a useable 110 AC signal. It is now ready to run any appliance you choose from a power source that was basically free. Solar power equipment kits will normally have a lifespan of around 25 years, which is a lot of money saved during this period of time.
Solar energy has a lot of advantages, its inexpensive, creates no pollution, environmentally friendly and reusable thus, there is no drain on Mother Natures resources.