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Solar energy conversion kits, your DIY solar power and DIY solar panels' basic setup, can save you a lot of time and especially money. These days, there are a lot more companies manufacturing and selling solar energy kits.  Here's why:

Why Do-It-Yourself Kits?

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  • Many more people are now using DIY solar energy than ever before.

  • Several years back, these kits were very expensive, but prices are getting lower these days. 

  • The initial cost of setting up DIY solar panels is not real expensive, and the savings that you get in over a relatively-short period of time are quite enough to offset the initial investment. 

Here is some valuable information you need to know about installing solar energy kits.  

What's in these Do-It-Yourself Kits?

DIY solar energy conversion kits have three items -
  • the photovoltaic (PV) cells,
  • the battery and
  • the power inverter. 
1. The PV cells form the solar panel that is placed on the roof of the house or other appropriate surface. 

2. The battery is usually an 85 Ah and should come with a charge controller that can prevent sudden spikes in the current. 

The battery has to be stored in a waterproof box so that it may be placed outside.

3. The power inverter may be connected directly or to a power strip which can then be used to power small appliances. 
DIY solar energy kits should come with
  • an installation guide, and
  • all the wiring needed.
It is important to note, however, that DIY solar energy can provide energy to small appliances for a limited period of time. The kit specifications will cover this thoroughly.

Benefits of DIY Solar Panels and Kits

The initial cost of installing DIY solar panels saves you money. 

The combination panels and kits may seem a little high at first sight, but it is much more economical to do as much as you can on your own.

  • The long term savings on your power bills, of course, is you big benefit. 

  • The federal, state, and local governments also may extend significant tax credits, which altogether may pay for most of your costs.  

  • DIY solar panels also require little maintenance, and are very helpful especially during cold weathers. 

Make sure that you choose an area that faces south or southwest for your solar panels to maximize exposure to the sun. 

Installing DIY Solar Power Panels with Kits

You don't really need technical knowledge to install DIY solar panels. 
You do need to buy one of the DIY solar panel and energy kits that has

Anything below these specifications usually will not produce optimum power. 

The solar cell should at least reach 80 watts in order to generate sufficient electricity. 
The solar panel should also come with a stand so that you can position it at the best angle facing the sun, which is usually 70 degrees. 

The battery is often stored outside in a waterproof box and the cable to be used should be long enough to reach the power inverter inside the building.

Results and Conclusion:

You can save money using DIY solar energy panels and/or kits because you do not need to hire contractors to install them - you can install these yourself!

DIY solar energy kits comes with instructions that are easy to follow, and some even come with tutorial videos that can help you set up your DIY solar power panels easily.

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