Solar power systems for home are both easy and quick to build. To build your own home solar power system you will need solar power panels, batteries, wiring and inverter. Solar Panels are for generating electricity, the batteries for storing power for uninterrupted power and the inverter is to increase the voltage to that required by your electrical gadgets and electronic stuff.
Get enough battery backup to allow for a few days uninterrupted power supply even if there is bad weather. That should help you tide over cloudy days or cyclones.
If you know how much power you consume in your household it would be really easy to calculate how many solar panels you need to install for your home. Solar panels come with wattage rating. So, it is easy to calculate the number of panels you will need. When buying the panels don’t go for the most expensive or the most efficient both are unecessary for solar power.
If your limited amount of space in which to install your solar panels then you will need the more efficient and expensive panels. But again, strike a balance between space constraints, power efficiency and your budget limitations.
Solar power is free, no need to go for the most efficient or the most expensive fancy solar panels.
Use your car and your fingers to good purpose. Look for deals online and offline on solar panels. Solar technology is a fast evolving field. New models are being introduced every day. As new models come in old models need to be pushed out. You can just grab those models which usually sell for a discount. Because all you need is solar panels that output solar power.
If you intend on buying solar panels then buy branded panels from reputed power companies. Buying cheaper, unbranded goods could mean you are being taken for a ride. The solar cells and panels may be made with inferior quality materials which might not work as intended. With branded goods you can be assured of quality at all times else you can ask for a refund.
Don’t get too much hung up on solar panel voltage or efficiency. Inverters will convert the voltage to the required amount and with solar power freely available to us we need not bother about the most efficient solar panels.
People may be moving out, construction companies may be replacing old, chipped but perfectly working solar panels. If you browse the local newspapers you might just get a good deal. But, be sure that they are in good working condition before you buy.
Good deals can be had at the wholesalers of solar panels. Solar technology is constantly improving as developed countries focus more on building alternative power. As a result, wholesale companies will often sell solar power panels for lower prices to make room for newer models. This allows you to get great deals on the existing and previous models when compared to buying brand new solar power panels.
The cheapest and usually the best way to get solar panels is to build them yourself. They are easy to assemble and you can use quality raw materials for your solar panels and all it will cost are couple of hundred dollars and maximum of 8 hours to get your solar power system up and running. Homemade solar panels have nearly the same efficiency as store-bought panels for a fraction of the price.