Power Your Home with DIY Solar Panels
If the initial costs of installing solar panels were eradicated, everyone will be powering their homes with the abundant green energy of the sun. Only the brain-dead can afford to neglect the possibility of reducing their electric bills by 75% or more. Which is better; paying big energy or having big energy paying you? Who wouldn’t want to be part of the growing club of tens of thousands of people who are receiving monthly checks from the energy companies instead of paying ever mounting electric bills?
Installing Affordable Solar Panels
The fact is, while sunlight is free, there is an unavoidable initial cost in installing solar panels. Those who are smart enough to recognize the long term financial rewards of using solar power, consider the initial costs of installing solar panels as a worthy investment. Sunlight isn’t going away anytime soon. Certainly not in our lifetimes; in fact, it is estimated that the fusion reaction in the sun will last for another 6billion years.
Everyone who can use a screw driver and a hammer can install solar panels. Everyone with a desire to harness solar power can learn how to do it. Where there is lack of know-how, do it yourself guides like the one in this post can take you step by step through the installation process. If my mom can do it, everyone can.
How do Solar Panels Work in Winter?
I am often shocked and surprised by the great number of people who prevent themselves from benefitting from solar power because of ignorance. They usually ask me questions like, “but how would I light my home during the night time?” Well, all the energy captured during the day is stored in a battery which is part of the solar panel unit. During night time the power needed by the house is supplied from the battery. The same holds true for autumn and winter seasons when sunlight is scarce or even completely absent. Depending on several factors like the capacity of the battery, the consumption of the residence etc, the energy stored in the battery may or may not last for the duration of the winter.
Suppose the energy stored in the batteries run out. This shouldn’t be a source of worry unless the house is located in some remote island where solar power is the only source of electricity. At all times, the main electrical unit of the house remains plugged into the power grid. Hence the electricity from the power company is constantly on standby backup. The guide found in this post will show you how to configure your solar panels installation while keeping the power company on standby backup.