Solar Panels – How to Make a Homemade Solar Panel

May 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar – How to Make a Homemade Solar Panel Solar panels, unlike before, are cheap and easy to install with great efficiency. With this advent, you can save big money as well as help save the environment. A DIY kit is available and has an easy to follow instruction with them. What you need is some simple tools and you’re done. Here is your guide to make a homemade solar panel 1. First, you must know the loads of your solar panel and the package that is affordable to you. One watt of solar panel module will coast you about and a 200 watts module is around 00. If you need more power, you can connect this to form a collector to produce your desired power needs. Electrical connections are made in series to achieve a desired output voltage and/or in parallel to provide a desired amount of current capability. 2. After selecting the solar panel modules, you need a charge controller which is an important system component that regulates the voltage generated by the solar panel. This will regulate your power and provide protection to the batteries from being over or under-charged. 3. Next, you need a solar inverter this will convert 12 volt DC (direct current) from solar panel to 125 volts AC (alternating current) which will feed your appliances. Some high end inverters combine an inverter, battery charger and dual transfer switch in one package. 4. Batteries are needed if there is no sun or there is a blackout in your area. Typically, lead acid batteries are

Renovation Nation: Solar Panels

April 25, 2011 by  
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Follow Steve Thomas as he checks out a net zero house that generates all its own energy using solar panels. Watch more at

Solar Power – Home Made Working Solar Power Systems Save $$

April 19, 2011 by  
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Genuine renewable electricity Source, Useing Solar Power Systems at your own home to save tons of electricity and Money. Easy Do it yourself Guide at

Homemade Wind Turbines – Why Should You Make Your Own Wind Turbine?

April 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar – Homemade wind turbines – Why Should You Make Your Own wind turbines? Building your own wind turbines is a great way to protect the environment and slash your monthly electricity bill. Contrary to common perception, making wind turbines is very easy and doesn’t require any special skills. The materials you are going to need are metal scissors, sandpaper, an electrical stove, copper leads, copper flashing sheet, etc. You can find these materials at your local hardware store at a very low price. The benefits of having your own residential solar power: 1. Reduce your electricity bill by more than 80%. 2. Create more energy than you use and get paid by your utility company. 3. Help to fight global warming and protect the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. 4. Stop depending on non-renewable energy resources. You can have your own power source and stop caring about power outages. 5. You can go completely off-grid, not affected in the least by rising energy prices. 6. Get tax credits for using green energy. 7. You can have a lot of fun in the process! To build this system you will need to spend 0 – 0 and you can use it to power any appliance in your home: computer, lights, washing machine, fridge. Compared to the cost of installing a pre-made wind turbine, making your own is much more affordable, considering the fact that a ready made one way cost up to 00. It would be better to install the system on your roof so that it can absorb