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We live in a world where energy costs are rising as our resources to create that energy are declining. Luckily, and just in time, there are now several cost effective and eco friendly alternatives to these energies. In this video you will be walked through how to put together your own solar panel cheap and effectively.
Whether you are trying to go completely off the grid at affordable prices, or just cut back on your energy use, this is the way to go. There are several reasons to consider this as an option.
Cost EffectiveSolar panels have come a long way, and the prices are continuing to decline. This makes off the shelf solar panels a lot more affordable, but even at these reduced prices, they can still be quite expensive. For the true bargain hunter and DIY enthusiast, there is still a cheaper, more wallet friendly approach. This approach is in homemade solar panels.
By buying the cells individually, or in bulk, through sites like ebay, you can save a ton of money on these. You still then have the challenge of encasing the cells, but with a little bargain hunting and ingenuity you can find the materials to do this on the cheap side as well. If your really a thrifty person like myself, you can scavenge some materials to do this as well. It never hurts to pay attention to what people on your street are throwing away. There are many things that can be re-purposed or adapted to fit your needs. Just pay attention to the things around you and you are sure to score some materials that can be used to enclose these solar cells.
One huge benefit of converting to solar energy is the savings. You can build your solar panels at your own pace and add them as they are finished. The more solar panels you add, the less electricity you use. The less electricity you use, the more money you save. Eventually, if you have enough solar panels, and a large enough battery bank, you completely come off the grid, and stop paying for electricity all together. That should be the ultimate goal.
Last, but certainly not least, you can give your self the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing the planet and everyone on it a huge service by converting to a sustainable energy source. This is much more eco friendly and all around better for everyone. This will reduce emissions and waste that are created during the process of creating noon-sustainable energy sources. Every one person that does this is a baby step in creating a world not dependent on damaging industries.