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You Can DIY Green Power With Solar Panel Kits
Solar panel kits might be just the answer for you if you enjoy Do It Yourself (DIY) projects and want to go green without spending a fortune. There is a long history of DIY in the solar energy world. From ancient Roman and Greek architecture which developed south facing exposures and the use of glass or mica mosaics to hold the heat of the sun, to 19th century industrialists who speculated that 'the coal would run out' and tried to develop machine that would run on sun power to Albert Einstein's 1921 Nobel prize for research into the subject. The idea for harnessing the power of the sun is not new, but we are just now learning to do so at a price the average person can afford.
Whether you are looking for solar heating, an alternate source for electricity, or a complete 'off the grid' home, solar panel kits will allow you to build and install the solar energy collectors needed to power your dreams. As always when you go DIY, it is critical to work with a company that not only can provide the kits with the raw materials you will need, but also with expert advice and adequate written instructions so that you will be successful in building and installing the solar panels.
Then you need to examine your home to insure that you have adequate south facing exposure for the panels. It is usual to place them on the roof, but if your house is deeply shaded by surrounding trees this could be problematical. Check this out in advance to avoid frustration later. When you have done these things you will be armed with the knowledge necessary to order kit with the proper number and type of solar cells.
DIY installation of solar panel kits can be a huge cost saver when it comes to converting your home to a greener alternative. To increase your savings even more, check to see what rebates and incentives might apply to your area and what restrictions there may be on installation. DIY solar energy can be a great way to help out planet while cutting back on your own energy costs.
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