Why don’t more people power their homes with solar panels? It’s the perception that residential solar panels are expensive to buy and to install. At one time that was true.
It could cost $20,000 to $30,000 to have commercially manufactured solar panels installed in your home. At that price it would take thirty years or more to recoup the costs in energy savings.
But no longer! Now you can build high quality solar panels for under $200. Compare that to commercial solar panels that cost $10,000 or more…before installation!
If that’s true, why don’t more people build and install their own residential solar panels? It’s because they don’t know how. Solar panels look technical. They look complicated. They’re not.
Solar panels are actually very simple and they have no moving parts. That means they require little or no maintenance. All you have to do is assemble them. Did you build plastic models as a kid? Have you ever assembled a bicycle or a book case? If so, you can build a solar panel.