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How To Install A Home Solar Power System




Are you wandering how to install a home solar power system and do not know where to begin? To be honest, I would not be able to cover all the aspect of [tag-tec]home solar panel[/tag-tec] installation in a simple blog post. Nonetheless, I will try.

If you are thinking of putting in a renewable energy system such as solar for your home, I will give you an overview on the things you have to focus on to get started. If you are planning to have a Do It Yourself (DIY) solar panel, read on.

Before you begin your [tag-tec]home improvement[/tag-tec] project, there are actually tons of information that you can find on the internet.

However, because there are so much material on the web, you may be overwhelmed with information overload. Some of the web sites on renewable energy system may be bogus and unreliable.

You have to use you personal judgment on that.

Now, here’s are a few things you have to consider before you install a home solar power system:

1) Understand the overall picture of the the solar system.

Have a master blueprint drawn out of the solar array, charge controller, battery bank etc. This is to make sure you have everything in place and nothing has been left out. It is best to do some reading on the subject listed.

2) Getting hold of the required parts and material.

Before you begin your project, it is best to buy or source for all the material needed. To do that, you have to create a shopping list.

With the list, you can now go to the hardware store to find the costs. This will give you a detailed estimate on how much the home solar power system will cost.

If you are on a limited budget, you can spend some time to source for used or recycled material especially for the expensive [tag-tec]solar cells[/tag-tec].

3) The process of installing the solar power system.

In order to have a successful installation, you must have a step-by-step procedure on what you have to do. Again, this is to make sure you do not leave anything out.

There should be an instructional guide on how to connect all the components together. When you are working with electricity, bearing in mind there are settings and troubleshooting that you have to do.

4) Setting up a power tracking and storing system.

When you are generating energy from your home solar power system, most of the time, you will not us it immediately. In this case, you have to build a battery bank to store the power to be used on a later time.

You will also need to install a tracking or metering device. This is to measure how much power is generated and how much power is being consumed in a daily basis.

If the system is insufficient to support your household power requirement, by tracking, you will know how much is the short fall and you and upgrade your system as needed.

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