Interested in solar power? Like to build things yourself and save money? Well, you’re in luck. There are many instructional videos that show you how to build a DIY solar panel system that you can use to recharge your gadgets or even power your home. You may not even need expensive silicon panels! Time to set up your own Santa’s workshop in your garage…. Just make sure you get a pair of utility gloves and some safety glasses. Remember high school shop class?
In this first video, we’ll view the components of a DIY solar panel system that is used to recharge an Apple Macbook laptop computer. No sound is required to view this clip – subtitles explain the materials used to construct the solar panel system:
As shown in the video, the materials were not expensive and it was not difficult to construct the solar panel system for home use. Heck, I think that even I could do it. Me? A girl!
But what about the next video? This is a bit more complex, as it reviews how to construct a DIY solar panel system that could power an entire home. The beauty of do-it-yourself is that you can save hundreds of dollars over the cost of commercial solar panels. Don’t believe me? Just watch!
In this next video, the instructor shows how to construct DIY solar panels, using pieces of broken silicon panels that are discarded by manufacturers. You can get these at a very inexpensive cost and they still work! Here’s how to put together your own solar panel:
Now that you may have built a DIY solar panel system, how do you install it on your home? Well, Expert Village is to the rescue again in this next video. The instructor is up on the roof of a house, showing how to install, connect the wires and get your solar panels powering your house and saving you money!
There are many DIY solar panel system videos on the Internet. Most are not helpful, and many are only produced to get you to buy additional instruction or other materials from the producers of the videos. I have tried to pull together some of the best videos out there.
If you liked these videos, or if you have additional recommendations, please let me know below. And good luck with your do-it-yourself projects!