Off Grid Living - How to Make Solar Panels

by Bryan Hufford - Date: 2008-11-26 - Word Count: 302 Share This!

With so many different resources today becoming nearly scarce, it's essential that we do our part in trying to use less of our resources by living off grid. Turning to alternative resources can also help the situation. And when you're talking about power and energy, there are many other alternative methods out there that we can rely on.

For example, I'm sure you have heard of solar power before. Solar panels are built, which collect energy from the sun, and they convert that energy into power. Solar panels can power anything from something as small as a calculator to a massive house. Heck, there are even solar power cars out there too!

So, how can you make a solar panel that can power your house? Well, you would need a lot more than just a single panel, but it is possible to make your own solar panels. In fact, most of the materials you need to build them can be found at your everyday hardware store. It makes a great project for you or the whole family to work on.

Some of the general materials you need are things such as a car battery, sheet metal and metal tubing, copper sheets, and electrical wire. There are a few more things you would need as well, but those are just some basic supplies to give you an idea of what it will take.

You also need an excellent set of plans or directions to follow in order to make your solar panel as effective as possible. It's much easier to build something like this when you know exactly what you are doing.

Do you want to know where to find excellent step-by-step plans on making solar panels? Visit Earth4Energy to find out how you can get started building your money saving solar panel today!

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