I’ve looked into making solar panels for my home and the information at http://make-solar-panels-earth-4-energy.weebly.com/ says it’s easy and inexpensive? Is it really? Have you ever used Earth4Energy?
Are solar Photovoltaic panels expensive to purchase & install? Can I self install or is this a pro job?
It is expensive if you just look at the price and say Wow! that is a lot of money. But when you compare it to renting electricity for the next 30 years and total the cost.. Well you end up making money.
You should find the package system you want which comes with instructions on how to install. Install the parts of the system you can and hire an electrician to run the wires and make the connections. You could save a great deal of money doing it that way.
Mounting the solar modules on the roof is by far the hardest part of the whole install. The inverter and charge controllers all have a Pos and a Neg markings and so does the solar modules making the wireing hookups easy. However to hook up to the utility you have to have a building inspector sign the paper showing he has inspected it. Catch 22 is you have to have an electrician sign the permit or the building inspector will not approve the system. If you install it wrong your home could be flaged as unsafe and you could end up being put out of your home till the wireing is brought up to code.
The easy way and the best way, Is to let the Solar electric dealer take care of it for you. The dealer is the one who has been trained and knows the electric building codes for solar electric your area.
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I know there are solar energy panels and wind turbines but is there anything for water? Also, how much money would you save a year if you installed a solar panel and wind turbine? No rude comments.
Is a heat lamp considered as solar power?
I’m using a heat lamp for my project on solar energy. Is it considered as solar power?
Solar power uses only heat from the sun. If the heat lamp needs to be in the sun, or has a solar panel battery pack which you put in the sun, then it is solar powered. However if, like most heat lamps, you just plug it into a electric socket, then it’s running on mains electricity not solar energy.
Think you need to do a bit more thinking on this one.
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Do you think all new buildings should use solar energy as much as they can?
Solar hot water systems are good, where I used to live if the water got cold we had a switch allowing to use electricity. I think all houses should have some sort of solar system and that energy gathered and not used during the day should be fed back into the national grid with the house being credited with that power. I think this happens in Queensland?
Yes I think that’s an excellent idea
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I’ve installed some solar panels near the ground, but even though they’re protected from the wind, snow is building up on them. I’d like to install some deflectors to channel the wind up and over the back end of the panels so that less snow builds up on the surface. The strip of panels is about 70′ long.
Thanks very much.
I have a sensor outside that we use 6 AA batteries to run (9 volts total). anyone know how I can convert it to solar power, and charge a battery to keep it going 24-7. I know little about electronics, but not when it comes to solar, and trying to charge, and use power at same time.
THIS UNIT NEEDS TO SAY ON 24/7 !!!!!!!!!! (even at night)
Solar power coming to Redskins home field
The Washington Redskins are going solar. The team announced Wednesday that solar power panels will be in place at FedEx Field and in the stadium’s parking lot this September. The system will provide a portion of the stadium’s electricity on game days and all of its electricity on non-game days.
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What is the cost of solar energy for a normal house (eg, two beds)
Check this link to http://solar.coolerplanet.com/Articles/solar-power-cost.aspx response or http://www.solarindiaonline.com/solar-india.html!
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I’m very interested in putting solar panels on my roof or in my windows because of all the sunlight i get. Where can I find information on how I can actually hook things up to use solar panels for real electricity from start to finsih?