Whilst forms of domestic solar panel systems have been around since the 1900s, many residential forms of renewable energy were seen by many to be expensive when compared to traditional oil and gas methods of producing electricity and hot water. however people's attitudes towards renewable energy is changing at a staggering pace. Especially towards the construction and use of DIY solar panels. Thankfully there are now a large range of guides on the market, some good, some bad and some really awful! The good ones will have step by step guides, videos, list of components and detailed plans to help you complete your first DIY solar panel project.
The cost of commercial panels setups and installation costs by professionals has made people like myself look at the alternatives. Thankfully there were a group of us who realized that we could be systems for a fraction of the price charged by commercial operators. You can now pick up the components for your panels from eBay and other online auction sites.
There are now plenty of guides on the market, some very good and some very bad. When thinking about starting your own renewable energy project, you should try to find a very good step by step guide. You will need to have lists of items required for the project at the outset. This list will include tools, materials and plans.
A good guide will contain all of the above and more. I particularly like videos as I can then visualize what the project will look like.
Source by Nigel Whittaker