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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Homemade Solar Panels – Is It Absurd?

Ask a few questions about homemade solar panels before proceed with plan..”

That’s what almost all people will experience and of course they will because no one have enough courage to spend their money especially for something that they never do before this that is cutting the electric bills by installing solar power system. So in this post, I will list out some frequently asked questions where normally all of these will be ask out, normally by a beginner.

Homemade Solar Panels – Frequently Asked Question

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL SOLAR POWER SYSTEM ON MY HOUSE?

Time taken actually vary and that’s depend on how much size of the solar panel you want to install and the structure of your house. If it’s just a normal size panel and your house’s structure not too complex, easy to climb up then normally it could be done in only half a day. Sometimes it can take up to 2-3 days and that was maximum if there is no problem occur.

DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY ROOF BEFORE I PUT UP SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM?

Look! This question may look absurd but it’s a good one actually only if you’re planning to change your roof to a new one but if you just asking whether the solar panel need a new roof, then it’s not. This is because I’m quite sure that your homemade solar panels will stand still, neat and steady on your current. If you already on the way, finish with all the plan to change the roof, then do it first so that you don’t have to bring the solar panels up and down a few times.

Actually, when you installed a solar panel for your house, you will get a bonus where solar panel will naturally protect anything underneath the panels and if it’s going to be your roof, then it will last a little longer than before.

 

CAN I INSTALL THE SOLAR PANELS AND DO ALL THE WIRING UP BY MYSELF?

Yes! For sure you can, ONLY if you have enough knowledge about how to handle a potentially life-ending quantity of direct-current (DC). The other things like National Electrical Code (NEC) with a few ins and out and quite tough to deal with. For this kind of things, my suggestion is, if you following a certain homemade solar panels tutorial and it’s not cover on this topic, then spending some money to get a professional doing it is the best decision. Making solar panel and put it into a system are two different things and for sure putting it on is far more difficult.

Actually, it’s quite difficult if you try to power up your whole house with solar power system without much knowledge about electrical but if it’s just to power up a tiny light bulb then there is no need to think much about the difficulty of wiring.

HOW MUCH WILL SOLAR POWER SYSTEM CUT MY ELECTRIC BILL IF I PUT IT ON MY HOUSE?

For this question, actually it’s depend on how you use the power system but I will tell in average condition. Let’s say for the beginning, you just power up only half of all the electrical equipment in your house with your homemade solar panels and that will be a 1000 kilowatt total, for example. Your total average use for every month is about 2000 kilowatt. With the solar power system installed in your house, you just need to pay for 1000 kilowatt only. If it’s about $200/month, now it will be only $100. That’s a big cut.

HOW MUCH DOES SOLAR POWER COST?

This is actually the number one question that have always been asked by anyone who are interest in installing solar power system. If you’re just going to buy the solar panel from the solar power company, then for sure it will cost  you thousand dollars include installation services and maintenance.

The other choice you have is you only need to pay for how much kilowatt you used. Looks like you paying to the electrical utility company, right? This is because the solar panel is owns by a third party and you rent it from them. Normally, their rate are lower that the electrical utility company charge you.

The other way and also will be my suggestion is, you build your homemade solar panels and ask someone to install it in your house. It’s better if you can make it all by your own. In order to do that, what you need is only a good guide to help you get through it.