Solar Power Kits
Making DIY a Bit Easier
Solar power kits may be the perfect answer for those who are DIY enthusiasts, but know little about solar energy. With all the interest in trying to live "green" lately, there is much more interest in alternative energy sources, such as solar.
It seems more and more people are looking into solar energy, but many are unsure as to where they should start. A solar power kit can be a big help to many in this situation. You have some degree of control over the size and expense of your solar system, and you can work yourself slowly into solar power, rather than making a huge purchase and jumping right in. Sometimes, a little at a time works well. It also is helpful for those who just like to do things on their own. A solar power kit is perfect for that.
So what exactly is a solar power kit? The simple answer is that it is a kit of the items one needs to make their own solar power. There are countless variables in determining the type of kit one needs. Size of and what types of materials are used will generally be predetermined in the kit, though some do make some exceptions.
Generally, a kit contains a solar panel of some type, a charge controller, output cable, a controller to battery cable and most importantly, the instructions. It is important that your kit have good instructions in the way that you learn best. If you prefer illustrations, videos or pictures, then be sure that is the type of instructions that come with your kit. Another thing to be sure of is that everything is included. If you need anything extra, be sure to note it and purchase it before you begin your home solar repair. This also includes any needed tools or measuring devices.
If you just follow these simple tips and then are sure to get a good solar energy kit, you should have your new home made solar power system up and running. If you find that it is not worth the work required to set up your system, do not worry, you can still begin to use solar power. There are many solar power contractors that can assist you with setting up a system. Check the internet and be sure to get references from anyone that you hire to do such work for you. Make sure that they are qualified and you will get good service.
Step 1 should be to determine home much electricity you are using each month and buy a charge controller that is capable of supplying the full amount of power that your house uses. If you just buy a couple of panels and a couple of batteries and get a controller to match the beginner system, you will need to buy another bigger controller when you add panels or batteries.
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