Solar Panel Installation, DIY Tips to Reduce Your Cost
For meeting temporary needs, solar power is the sole renewable energy that’s used. Solar power in California differs and is within the range of anyone with a couple dollars to spend and a tiny motivation. Solar power is a large portion of the nation’s future.
Why Solar Panels Face South?
Solar panels are literally boxes that encapsulate solar cells or photovoltaic cells. The photo-electric effect enables these photovoltaic modules to turn sunlight in electricity. Since the cells are very fragile, it is essential to place it safely on a certain alignment which is then called a solar panel. These photovoltaic modules will produce a certain amount of power necessary for both residential and commercial use. In purchasing solar construction materials, you must be ale to scrutinize over its details before buying them.
The solar panel construction materials needed for photovoltaic module production are solar cells, lumbers, plexiglass, screws, soldering iron, a silicone caulk, electric wires, diodes, jones plug, and paint. Solar cells are often available as mono-crystalline bricks. Larger cells produce more power but are heavy. While smaller cells are lighter in weight and keeps small. It is usually used for powering lights and few appliances thus large photovoltaic cells are not as necessary for housing electric uses.
A shallow box for a solar panel is created from lumbers according to your preferences. Pieces of thick plywood are glued and screwed together with a divider across the middle of the box. Masonite peg-boards are then cut to fit the wells of the shallow box. A plexiglass front is used to protect the solar cells from the weather. The wooden edges are then painted to keep off moisture. Soldering the solar cells together is very crucial since panels need to be soldered appropriately into connected series to get the desired voltage. While electric wires run through vent holes in the center of the divider by silicone caulk to prevent from spreading around. Two-pin jones plug is placed at the end of the wires with the mating female plug on the charge controller.