Making DIY Solar Panels

You could get free solar energy from direct sunlight by the installation of systems that make use of this plentiful energy source. Solar technology is not a new concept in any way. French scientist Horace de Saussine built a free solar energy system in the 17th century that was painted black internally and covered on the top with glass. This particular `hot box’ worked simply by soaking up the sunlight and heated up the air within it. This invention is actually much like the solar collectors’ being used today.

Free solar energy is non-polluting and environmentally friendly, and at present diy solar water heaters can generate about 75% of your household’s water heating. Quite a few solar heating systems are very pricey to setup despite the fact that free solar energy is provided by the sun. That is, it can take you roughly fifteen years to recover the expense involved with installing solar water heating. In this post we’re giving you among the best info available on the net to make use of solar power, with little or not set up costs required.

DIY solar panels produce free solar energy (sun radiation) by converting sunlight to electrical energy. This is often a wonderful energy alternative because there is zero pollution involved and there are few expenses involved after initially setting up the technology. A simple flat plate collector is all you need to take advantage of solar energy. This is made up of heat absorber that is painted black, a protective cover that it transparent to solar radiation, insulation at the back and sides of the absorber, in addition to a case to protect the heat absorber. Many people elect to make their own flat plate collectors instead of having to pay premium for a electric company to supply them.

I have made several flat plate collectors for our home for both a hot water system and as a way of heating my swimming pool using free solar energy. You have to first make the absorber and it may be made out of a variety of materials such as stainless steel, copper, aluminum and also plastic. However, when you do choose the material for the absorber be sure that it works with all of the components in the system so that it is not going to rust. Speak to a professional handyman for those who have any queries about it.

Depending on your location and just how high the temperature reach in your area, it’s important for the kind of materials your absorber is made out of too. Pick a good thermal bond for the tube and plate designs allowing you to have a good heat transfer when the system is completed. You can paint the absorber surface area with black paints except often they will emit thermal radiation and it is well-advised that you apply absorber coatings instead.

You’ll be able to pick these up from the local hardware store. You simply drop the absorber into the right combination of chemicals and this produces a black surface on the absorber. (I usually do this rather than using paint since the result is way better).

In order for you to be able to use free home solar energy your flat plate collector will need to have glass (or plastic material) to lower heat loss and shield the absorber from the weather conditions, particularly rain. I hope you enjoy building your free DIY solar panels and reap the benefits of free energy.

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