The notion of using solar electricity to power your households energy needs is not new, what is new is the number of DIY solar electricity options that have sprung up, in particular there are large numbers of DIY guides available on the internet that promise to save you hundreds of dollars by slashing your energy bills by as much as 80% and save you thousands off the purchase and installation of a retail kit.
We thought we should look a little close at these diy guides to see if they really do live up to their promise of saving money and helping the environment.
The first thing to look at is to compare the cost of a retail solar kit with a DIY solar electricity kit, this really is a no brainer. Depending on the size and energy needs of your household, a retail system could cost you thousands, even tens of thousands in some cases. The materials specified in a DIY solar electricity kit will cost you around $200 of materials readily available at your local hardware store, this difference represents an enormous saving.
The next major cost saving factor is the due to the fact we will be replacing our regular electricity which we are charged for with free solar energy. Once again the actually savings will vary depending on the needs of your home and the people in it, but savings have been reported to run as high as 80% or even more slashed from your current bill, once again this can represent hundreds of dollars that can be better spent somewhere else.
By now I am sure you are wondering how easy is it to build a system to generate solar energy? Well it’s extremely simple. Armed with a good DIY solar power kit guide you can have one up and running in just a few days, it’s the perfect project for any home handyman. You do need to ensure you get a clearly written and illustrated guide, preferably one that comes with video instruction as well as written.
An added benefit of using solar energy is of course the fact that it is environmentally friendly, solar energy is a clean energy source that gives off no harmful emissions, in fact when you choose solar instead of traditional electricity you will be helping to reduce your carbon footprint on the earth.