There are DIY guides for most projects that you can get a hold of in order to make any dream a reality. First of all, you need to have the determination to follow through on a particular project. Plenty of people purchase guides and they sit around gathering dust as a "could have been" item. A DIY Solar Panel guide can be a step towards a greener future, reducing your dependency on traditional sources of energy.
A good DIY Solar Panel guide will have the following:
1. A comprehensive list of supplies that you will need to build your panels. This will include where you should look for those supplies, an estimate of what they should cost you, and how to find difficult items that may be required for your project.
2. Instructions that are easy to follow and explained in extensive detail. Pictures are also helpful, and even more useful are videos or DVDs.
3. Installation instructions – how to get a permit for the electrical end of the project, and how to get a good electrician – if you need one.
4. How to pass the electrical inspection.
5. A refund guarantee of at least 60 days in case you examine the product and decide not to follow through with it.
Once you locate a good DIY solar panel guide, read it from beginning to end. Read every detail about what you are getting involved in and what is required to make your project a reality. Start looking around at local building supply centers and hardware stores to find the best price on the supplies needed to build a DIY solar panel.
Building and installing solar panels may become a source of enjoyment and satisfaction for you, especially once you see the lowered cost of your electrical bill. It may even come to the point where you can continue to build these panels and help your friends and family to install them in their homes. Your cost to build a single panel will likely be around $ 200.00. If you decide to build and install panels as a side business, you can $ charge 2,500.00 per panel and installation and still be cheaper than commercial installers.
There are plenty of really good guides available, just read some good reviews to find out about what is in the guide you plan on purchasing. Of course, if you select a guide that has a money back guarantee, you will be taking the guess work out of purchasing a guide.