Everyone these days is conscious of the issues of climate change, or as the boffins used to call it, global warming. It appears that even those people who call themselves experts do not know what is taking place. It is not very heartening. However, what everyone does know, even without self-styled expert advice, is that the rate that we are using fossil fuel up is unsustainable, that that means that prices will go up and that it looks like the West is on the slippery slope.
So, what can we do about that? People are looking for guidance and help to lessen their dependency on conventional sources of energy like the national power grid and the petrol station, but the people that are in charge of these resources are loathe to give any real advice in case they lose their grip on society. People are starting to want to make themselves less reliant on the customary power suppliers and would like to go it alone. Regrettably, most people do not know where to go for guidance, but they have some imprecise idea about putting up their own solar panels.
However, without any easily understandable government subsidy or recommendations, people are left to do their best alone. And the fact is that the professional installation of your own solar panels is expensive. It costs thousands of Dollars, Euros or Pounds, wherever you are, which is why some people are looking into a do-it-yourself (DIY) solar energy system.
Sadly, without the appropriate guidance, home-made solar panels will barely run a low energy light bulb in the midday sun. A better way is to purchase a self-assembly kit from a decent company and put it together yourself, following their instructions. After all, we all know that the labour element of any job is often equal to or more than the cost of the components being fitted. These kits come with everything you have to have to install your own solar panels.
These self assembly solar power packages are well put together and the instructions are normally well written and easy to follow. However, it is worth buying from one of the better known, big firms like GE, but you can do this from a web site that specializes in home sustainable energy systems.
You might like to turn the assembly of a few of your own solar power units into a family project, because that will teach the younger members of the family about how worthwhile energy conservation is and introduce them to electronics.
These home solar panel systems are completely expandable, so you do not have to deprive yourself of that new dishwasher, although the fact is that modern appliances are using less energy than their older counterparts did.
Just imagine if you had a bank of your own solar panels and you became 50% independent of the national grid. And then you put in a few more panels when you had the time and in due course became totally independent of the grid! And then you began adding a few more and were actually selling electricity back into the grid. It is all possible when you have your own solar panels.
Owen Jones, the author of this piece, writes on many topics, but is currently involved with a favourite subject, renewable energy advantages. If you are interested in Sustainable Energy At Home, please click through to our site.