I get a lot of people emailing me with questions about making solar panels. The answer I always give is Yes, you can Build a Solar Panel System for your house or farm and cut your home energy costs by up to 70% to 90%.
Even if you are not considered a master do-it-yourself type, building solar panels and getting them working is quick and easy if you have the right instructions. When I first got interested in this, I tried to figure everything out on my own and piece together the information and products I needed, but after some frustration, I finally found some guides on the Internet that walk you through the process of making solar panels. Once I purchased the guide, it was an easy project.
It took me about 7 hours to build my first one, the second one took me about half as much time. My whole family found this to be a great project, and now, we save a ton of money each month and feel great about contributing to a greener environment.
One of the most common questions I get is “What is the total cost of the materials needed for this project” With a little bit of online shopping and a trip to your local hardware store, your cost of materials should be under $200, which varies based on where you buy your materials.
To get an idea of the types of materials you will need, here is a quick list to get you started:
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