Solar energy has been something mankind has been working towards almost since the beginning of mankind. Even before electricity, many took heed to the power of the sun and knew it could potentially be used in the future to help us. We’ve always known that the sun exerts enough energy to completely cover all of our electrical needs, we just haven’t known how we could possibly convert that energy into power for our homes. In the past century we were able to develop solar panels, though the first ones were very inefficient. We’ve continued to make progress since then, and in the past few years we’ve gotten to the point where all consumers like me and you can benefit from solar energy.
So what are the benefits of solar power? I could go on forever with this, but I’ll try to keep it to the main points. First of all, solar power is completely environmentally safe. We’re not creating more of a carbon footprint and destroying the planet for future generations with solar energy, but making it a better place for everyone. Second, financially it can be the smartest move you’ve ever made! The money you save every month from not paying ever increasing rates to the power company will add up FAST. Many people realize that not paying the power company anymore would be a great relief and save a lot of money, but they assume it’s not possible because solar panel systems costs so much. I thought this at first, til I found a way around problem.
After doing much research on solar panels and solar energy in general, I found that these companies selling the solar panel systems are jacking the prices WAY up! Solar panels are actually very cheap to build, yet these companies charge thousands just for a couple of panels! It’s ridiculous! So I continued to research and found that not only are the parts cheap and easily accessible online, but the actual job of building the solar panel isn’t that hard.
You would assume that you need some sort of technical expertise to build a solar panel, especially if you’ve never done it before or ever done anything electrical before. That’s simply not true though. The process is pretty simple, you just have to be willing to put in a little bit of work to save thousands of the retail cost of other panels, as well as save money from not having to pay the electric company. The key is finding a good set of instructions to show you everything you need to know. I personally prefer a select few video instructional sets because they add much more detail and are much easier to follow. Some of the more reputable video sets allow you to purchase them digitally, so you don’t have to wait for anything to arrive in the mail, you simply buy them and download the videos right away!
If you’re really interested in going solar and helping our planet (as well as your pockets), then you should invest some time into building your own. It’ll help future generations to come and you’ll never look back!