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Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to Generate Electricity With Solar Panels

Life has become unimaginable without electricity, and consequently, the bills are getting higher and higher. This is not surprising considering the fact that there is an increase in demand for energy and rising prices of fossil fuels which remain the main source for electricity generation. You can cut your electricity bills by saving electricity but this does not solve the problem with increased energy consumption and decreasing supply of non-renewable sources of energy, in first place oil. In addition, fossil fuels dangerously increase the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which is believed to be the number one cause of the climate change the effects of which can be no longer ignored.

Due to the fact that your electricity bills probably will not get any lower no matter how much you try to "save" electricity and that something needs to be done about the climate change today, not tomorrow the solution is pretty obvious - generating electricity on your own by utilizing renewable energy sources. There are several types of renewable energy that come from natural and environmentally friendly resources including the sun, wind, water, tides and geothermal heat but two types are really useful for households at the moment of writing - sunlight and wind. However, the latter requires high wind speeds and is not appropriate for areas where there is little wind. The intensity of sun radiation is not the same everywhere either but most places receive enough sunlight to generate electricity efficiently.

Solar panels are not as expensive as they used to be and there are several highly affordable systems if being tight on money. The cheapest option is to build your own solar panels from scratch. It may seem overwhelming at a first glance but you can easily buy all the necessary stuff at the store, while the instructions can be found on the Internet. Another inexpensive option is to purchase DIY solar panel kits which contains both the necessary components and the instructions which means that you simply assemble them according to the given instructions. And they are really inexpensive. A DIY solar panel kit will cost you a couple hundred dollars only. However, do not focus on the price alone because the quality varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer as well as from one model to another. The price does not necessarily reveal the quality and for that reason it may be helpful to read some reviews if you are not sure which one to choose.

DIY solar panels do not generate enough electricity to be able to power all the appliances in your home but they will significantly reduce your electricity costs. However, if money is not an issue then you can easily generate enough electricity for all your needs and perhaps even sell surplus to the grid.

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