Solar Powering for Homesteading Energy Needs

Solar Powering for Homesteading Needs is a fascinating aspect of creating self sufficient electricity or at least supplementing it.

Solar Powering for Homesteading Energy Needs

When you are struggling with paying your electric bill, looking to free yourself from dependancy on public ulitlies or just to go a bit greener, have you considered installing solar panels? I bet you haven’t because you think professionals have to come and install them and it is such a costly experience when in reality you can do it at home by getting the proper building permits.

You can now install solar panels on your home by yourself. However, you will need to be educated and learn a little about solar energy before doing so. After reading about solar energy, you will first want to do your calculations. You will need to know how much wire you will be needing how much cables you will be needing.

Next, you will look at your cables. You will want as low of a voltage drop as possible and you will want to be educated when doing this step. After you install your cables, you will want to look at you breakers. Different breakers are different for different electricity flow. It is important that you know the difference between your AC and DC breakers as this can make a huge difference. You will need to know how to tell the difference and make sure you know which is which.

You will need to now determine the size panels you want. This can be determined by placement or how much sunlight and energy you plan to use them for. This is all up to the builder. However, once you install your panels you will want to make sure airflow is available under the panels. Do not put them directly onto a surface.

Now with all this education, you will be able to start installing your solar panels onto your home. There are many different things to know when installing solar panels so it is important that you become educated before you install and that you get the proper permits if any are needed.

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