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Diy Solar Panels Cost A Fraction Of The Price Of Commercially Sold Panels
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Renewable solar energy is an exciting technology that came with a great promise of reducing energy costs for an average household while saving the environment from carbon emissions at the same time. However, for some reason, the commercially produced solar panels for homes have failed to break the cost barriers and continue to be sold at prohibitively high prices. The result is that solar energy has not been able to find widespread acceptance as it should have by now. It makes poor economic sense for an average homeowner to invest in a an expensive factory-assembled solar panel, and then try to recover his investment in small parts over a number of years. It certainly does not help when he is being taxed on everything he touches while the economy continues to sputter along while being on life support.

DIY Solar Panels: The Future is Now

A few innovative environmental entrepreneurs in recent years have tried to shatter the cost barriers imposed by solar panel manufacturers by coming up with simple, affordable, and practical home-built solar panels. These entrepreneurs are teaching people how to build solar panels from scratch and install it in their homes. It is an unbelievably simple proposition to put together your own self-made solar panel and start saving on your monthly energy costs right away.

DIY solar panels have brought the future of power generation to your doorstep today. It is so simple and easy to build your own solar panel at home. You do not require any special engineering or technical skills to do it right. All you need is a reliable and tremendous set of step-by-step instructions on assembling and installing a solar panel by yourself. As long as the instructions are clear, accurate and reliable, you cannot go wrong with this simple DIY project at home.

Cost Analysis of Solar Panels

If you purchase a factory-made commercial solar panel from the marketplace, you may have to shell out, say, $12,000 for the total costs of purchase and installation. Now if your average monthly energy bill amounts to $200 and the solar panel cuts down energy costs by 50 percent, you will end up saving $100 a month with this new system. That makes a saving of $1,200 a year. In other words, you will need 10 years to recover your initial investment of $12,000 with this system. This cost still does not take into account the opportunity cost or the potential bank interest on $12,000 that you will have to forgo with this investment. This simple example exposes the disastrous economics of installing a commercially sold solar panel on your home.

On the contrary, if you learn how to build solar panels from scratch, you can set up your own home-built system for less than $1,000. So effectively, your solar system becomes free of cost within the first 10 months of operation. Thereafter, it continues to generate pure profits for you month after month for years to come. It makes compelling economic logic to make substantial savings in terms of energy costs and make your own contribution towards reducing the global carbon footprint at the same time.

Choosing the Right DIY Solar Panel Guide

The success of your do-it-yourself solar panel project depends to a major extent on what kind of step-by-step guide you choose to follow. A number of reliable guides are available online, which you may consider. However, not all guides are equally good, and you need to evaluate the best one to suit your requirements.

Look for a guide that tells you in simple language how to build solar panels from scratch. Right from a practical choice of materials to building and installation of the solar panel, it should cover all areas comprehensively. If you are confused about which guide to choose for your purpose, check out the reviews about some of the popular DIY solar panel guides available online. Once you access the right guide, you will be able to build and install your own solar panel in a matter of hours.


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