Many people nowadays are looking at the option of building their own DIY Solar Panels. It is an incredibly cost effective method, providing you do it right to begin with. In this article we are going to look at 7 tips to ensure that your project goes as smoothly as possible. Make sure you follow all of them, it honestly will cut down on the amount of frustration that you are going to suffer.
Get your Tools and Materials Ready Before Hand
Isn’t it terrible when you are halfway through a job and realise that you don’t have some of the most vital tools and materials to hand? Of course it is, and you will be very aggravated as a result. Before you start to build your panel, make sure you have gathered up all of your needed tools and materials and check that they are all there. Done that? Check again, you will most likely have missed something.
Buy Parts Online
Buy the parts that you need for your DIY Solar Panels directly from electronics wholesalers. This does not mean Radio Shack. I mean large companies. Many of them are more than happy to supply the end user direct. You will be saving a significant amount of the cost of your solar panel as a result, and you can’t be unhappy with that, surely.
Obtain a good guide online about how to build your own solar panels. Some are free, some are paid for. The idea of getting a guide is to ensure you know exactly what you are doing. You may think you know what you are doing, but unless you have built solar panels before, you really don’t! (trust me). In order to save time and money, it is probably ideal to have an in depth guide walk you through the process.
Choose High Quality Backing Material
Some people buy cheap backing material, and whilst this may work in the short term, it won’t last and you will probably end up spending more on the panels than if you just purchased high quality materials to start with.
Get a Professional Electrician
I know this goes against the idea of building your own solar panels, however, if you get a professional electrician in to complete the job, you will find that you save a lot of time, money and aggravation. It also means you can start to enjoy the benefits of solar power much quicker. What’s not to love about this? Electricians aren’t even as expensive as you probably think either.
Don’t Buy Broken Solar Panels
Yes, you can probably get them to work and they are cheaper. However, is it worth it? Of course it isn’t. Buy decent solar panels that are brand new, that way you know they are going to last, and of course, that they are going to work. I guess the common theme here is that you will want to choose the highest quality materials possible.
Test the System
Before you wire it into your power, test the system, iron out any bugs. You will thank me later. It is highly unlikely that it will go perfect first time, it hardly ever does. So make sure that you test, test, and test again!