You’re probably fed up of hearing about how everything is costing more money these days. Well, the good news is that I’m going to talk to you about a way that you can actually save a lot of money – and protect the environment too. For small initial investments, many people are learning how to build solar panels to provide energy to their homes and you can too.
Trenching main power to a remote location is costly in both time and money. This is one reason windmills of the past were so popular, since they required no electricity to operate. The “windmills of today” are el paso solar power systems capable of pumping water without connecting to main power. You are no longer limited to how long of a power cable can be trenched into the ground or how hard the wind blows.
Assemble the panels – Approximately 80 solar panels cells are soldered together using simple soldering techniques to produce an array capable of producing about 100 watts of power. The array is assembled to a sheet of plywood previously coated with a simple weather proofer. A sheet of glass is then placed on top of the assembly and sealed with silicone caulk.
Solar panels and heat collecting equipment are typically low maintenance and reliable. Without moving parts, solar collectors can operate for many years reliably without having to really think about them. This is unlike most forms of energy generators that use flames, turbines, engines and complex moving parts that need to be maintained and can be subject to mechanical problems. This is what makes solar energy more practical for home energy generation.
From a relatively low starting point solar energy use is expected to rise rapidly in the US over the next few years,due to the large number of solar projects already in the pipeline. These were aided not only by supportive state level policies but also by the lifting of the Federal solar tax credit cap in 2009.
Again, perhaps a surprising entry into the list. The Solar energy market in this country has boomed, due to a generous Feed in Tariff and a general slashing of administrative red tape. There are some concerns though that the boom is unsustainable and the solar power bubble will probably burst in the coming years.
For simple reference in regards to the difference between parallel and series wiring, just remember that parallel wiring = more amps, and series wiring = more volts. With a sound understanding of the differences between parallel and series solar installations, you are now ready to design and build your own solar panel system.