By Eric Smith
Advances in sun expertise have made many DIY-friendly items on hand to shoppers, numerous of with a purpose to be hitting the marketplace for the 1st time in 2011. those contain sunlight water warmers, sun battery charging stations, sunlight powered lighting, photovoltaic shingles that supply supplementary electrical energy, sunlight warmth pumps, and sunlight panel kits that generate fundamental domestic electric carrier. one of the step by step initiatives is a sun water heating procedure you could construct and set up your self for only $1000; basic thermosyphon sun warmth creditors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" so you might fabricate for $50 in fabrics and place less than a south-facing window to supply auxiliary wintry weather warmth.
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Ground-mounted photovoltaic panels are generally attached to galvanized steel poles set deeply into the ground and anchored in concrete, with the depth of the hole, the amount of concrete and the size of the steel post determined by the square footage and height of the PV panel. For example, a single 3 ft. × 5 ft. ) panel set five feet above the ground should be mounted on a 21⁄2" Schedule 40 steel post (sold at home centers) and set into the ground at least 3 ft. (or to frost-footing depth in your area) in a 12"-diameter hole filled with concrete.
Although this back-country cabin only has a small number of panels, they generate power all week, providing plenty of energy for a cabin used only on weekends. AC circuit breaker box AC outlets Inverter DC safety disconnect Charge controller DC load center 38 ■ DIY SOLAR PROJECTS This small, energy-efficient modern house uses PV panels for power. Energy is conserved with energy-efficient appliances, extra insulation, a light-colored roof to deflect heat, and louver-shaded windows. A camper van this size consumes as much energy as a small house, all of which would normally be generated by idling the motor.
Join the pieces at the base with hinges, or just use an L-bracket with a bolt as the pivot, as we did. 5 Although the PV mount is stable, it needs to be securely anchored to the ground in case of high winds. For larger arrays like ours, add concrete footings at each corner. Solar Electricity ■ 53 Stand-Alone Solar Light System One of the easiest ways to put photovoltaic panels to work around your home is to purchase a selfcontained kit. Kit contents and qualities vary, and if you apply the dollars-per-watt cost calculations most pro installers use, kits aren’t the best value.