Choosing to switch from the standard use of electric devices to home solar panels is a step to making your home a greener place to live. Using home solar panels is just one of many ways that you can do this. Not only does it save you and your family money in the long run, but it also helps save fossil fuels a little at a time.
While trying to convert your home, or at least part of it, to solar energy yourself, you might find that although it can be a bit challenging, it can be done. It can also be done without costing an arm and a leg in the process, also, but that depends on what you call expensive.
You can start out by buying piece by piece for your own home solar panels. This would include multiple solar cells to create a panel (usually thirty-six makes one panel), a thin sturdy box to put the cells in (wood and Masonite pegboard would be a good place to start), and something to cover the cells (a thin piece of plexiglass). To finish the project you will also need diodes, silicon caulk, wire, plugs, and misc. Hardware. And, this is just an example of one panel, let alone multiple panels.
If you do not want to buy each piece for your solar panel, but you still want to build one yourself, there are always kits to consider. These range greatly in price depending on what you are looking to build and what you are looking to power. There are kits with as little as one to three panels up to a kit to convert your whole household.
No matter what you are looking for, there is a project for building home solar panels for you. You can build one piece by piece and truly get into the whole exploring process, or you can go the slightly safer route by buying a kit with instructions. Either way, you are taking a step towards a greener you when you install home solar panels.