I receive a lot of questions from people every day who are excited to get started on their first panel, but just want to know a few things before they purchase the guide. So I have listed the most common questions below, along with my answers.
If there is anything else you would like to know, please contact me through the contact link at the bottom of this page.
Q. Is it as easy as has been advertised? I’m a no- brainer when it comes to ‘scientific’ things. Is there much science to harvesting solar energy?
A. We have included many pictures and video instructions to help you make your panel. The guide has been developed to make things as easy as possible. If you need help along the way, just email me and we I’ll get back to you with a well researched answer.
Q. My main concern is what materials are used? Quite often the suppliers of these type of materials are scarce.
A. Most of the components needed to make your own solar power system can be purchased at your local hardware store. Some parts (like the individual cells to make up the panel) can be bought at specialty shops or online. (eBay is the cheapest). Inside the membership area, you’ll get access to a parts list and the best places to buy each part.
Q. I am not sure how you get the solar cells do you explain how to make them from scratch or buy solar cells . I am sure we cannot make solar cell at home which uses silicone as the base material if I am correct.
A. Yes, that is right. Part of our guide teaches how to wire together individual solar cells to make up an entire solar panel. The cells, and the other components you will need, are listed in the members area, along with the cheapest places to buy them.
Q. Is your advice likely to be of use to us or is it aimed more at the suburban home looking for a small system?
A. The system you will make is quite scalable, you only need to add panels and batteries depending on the amount of power that you would like to generate, there’s no limit.
Q. How can a solar panel put out enough power for home appliances?
A. The solar panels out out DC power which then connects to a battery (or battery bank) to store it, and an inverter to change the current to AC. This is the type of electricity that you need for powering home appliances, lighting, etc. When solar panels are added together, you can generate as much power as you need.