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Flexible Solar Panel

Build Your Own flexible solar panel

As our energy resources are quickly diminishing, more and more people are looking towards renewable forms of energy to power their homes and save money. There are three types of renewable energy; flexible solar panel energy, hydro power and wind power. Assuming the average homeowner does not own a dam, we will take hydro power out of the equation.
Most homeowners can’t afford the high price tag of having a wind or solar energy system professionally installed as these systems can cost in the thousands. So what’s the alternative? Well, how about building your own renewable energy system? In this article we’ll discuss if it’s viable to build your own solar panel.

Solar Panels

flexible solar panel have become increasingly affordable in recent years. This makes it a feasible alternative source of electricity for home owners trying to save on their monthly utility costs. Solar energy systems also have many other advantages besides reducing your electric bill. They are environmentally-friendly, have an endless power supply (at least for another 5 billion years), you are not prone to blackouts, they are low on maintenance plus you get a tax break.
One way to create a solar powered home would be to buy a flexible solar panel kit.  These kits come with everything you need to build your own solar panel at home and they are not hard to find. Many large companies produce these kits which make them very affordable, but it will still cost you more than you need to spend.
The most cost-effective way to build your own solar energy world panel is by going to your local hardware store. You should be able to find everything you need, if not you can easily find it over the Internet. The total cost for all the parts will probably be under $200. And don’t worry, you do not have to be an engineer or have any electrical knowledge to build one. What you will need are some good, easy-to-follow directions.…

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Flexible Solar Panel Kit

5 Steps to Build Your Own Home flexible solar panel kit

1) Do a complete energy audit

Before you begin any residential flexible solar panel kit power project, you should do a home energy audit to find out how and where power is being used in your household. You want to know how much energy is being used monthly so you can design a solar system to suit your needs.
By performing an energy audit, you will also find out if there’s any power leaks at home and take steps to rectify it.

2) Source for cheap components

If you want to keep your home flexible solar panel kit project budget down, you have to do so leg work to source for cheap parts and components.
You begin by going through eBay inventory. The inexpensive components that you want to look for are solar cells and deep cycle batteries. Spend some time going through the offers and place your bidding.

3) Build the solar module

When you have gotten the flexible solar panel kit cells from eBay, most probably they are not in the best condition. You have to check each and every cell.
Broken cells can be discarded. Cracked cells can be repaired. When you have sorted all the PV cells, you can start to solder them together to make the solar panel.

4) Installing the solar module

At this stage, you have to decide how and where you want to install the 24v solar panel panels. The modules can be setup either on the roof or on the ground. Roof installation is a better option because it has the most sun exposure.

5) Building the battery bank

You cannot connect an electrical equipment directly to the solar panels. This is because the power output from the modules is small and inconsistent. You need to build a battery bank.
The solar cells are connected to a controller where it will be used to charge up the battery. When the battery is charged, it can be used to power simple electrical equipment with Direct Current (DC).
If you want to power your stereo, TV or computer, you will have to use a power inverter to change the DC to AC (Alternate Current).…