Commercial solar panels or diy solar panels?

After the time and strength we put in our new house, it was easier to be thinking of getting professional help to fulfill our new alternative energy project.

There are more and more companies specialized in renewal energy like solar and wind power. Our next step was to find the most reliable, professional and cheapest one. We did a small market survey in our area and from the 8 renewable energy businesses available the answers we received were not encouraging at all. Cost estimates, federal, state and local savings, post incentive cost, monthly kWh consumption, etc. were some of the questions we had to answer before anyone gave us a more or less straight $12,500 to $25,000 answer, and without counting any windmill cost and installation.

So our second option was to find some serious information, if available at all, to bring this new project to an end. Building your own solar panels and windmill should not be that complicated if you have the proper guidelines, know where to buy the right material and are comfortable with tools.

Proper information is by far the most important step in building your own clean renewable energy system. And what more natural to use Google to find such advices. Right? Duhhhh! Have you ever try to write for example “solar wind power” in Google, the hundreds of sites talking about, reviewing or selling information manuals made me almost prefer the first option of hiring a building company.

The great thing with the Internet is that you can find almost anything if you know how to do a proper search, the only problem is that it is very difficult to know what informative product will meet your expectations, what eBook is going to give you all the knowledge you are seeking and what review to trust.

I suppose that all these youtube videos on how to build solar panels yourself can be helpful at some point but they cannot give you a complete step-by-step guidance to make solar panels for your home. You need to know where is the best place to buy cheap solar cells, what are the mistakes to avoid, what extra material you will need as well as the proper tools to use, how to finalize the installation of your solar panels. All this in one and single step-by-step package.

The ideal resource for building your own solar panels at home would have to be organized in an easy to follow format, have plenty of pictures and videos and be written for newbies.

After some thoroughly search and testing, I finally found my perfect solar panel building guide. I wasn’t even paying attention at the first place, but it kept on showing up in front of my eyes in any Internet search I was querying. It was the Earth4Energy guide.

Why Solar and Wind Power?

When you finally own your house you feel like you have accomplished a lifetime dream. But when your dream house is as close to nature as possible you want to thank back mother nature for all what she offers you.

Me and my wife, Sally, we love nature and respect all aspect of it. We love living in the countryside even if close to an urban area. So it was only natural for us to own a wooden house to match our lifestyle.

But we soon felt that we could do more for us and our planet and our first thought went to solar and wind power.

Is there a better way to save energy and at the same time money than to produce our own solar and wind power? Being self-sufficient by producing energy from what nature is already giving us was our new plan.

Unfortunately we didn’t have a clue about how to build solar panels or even a windmill and so we quickly understood that there were only two ways to do it. Let a company specialized in solar panels and renewable energy do it OR find all the information, if available, and Do It Yourself.