Why rely on the government when you can generate your own electricity? And it will be eco-friendly at the same time. It is like a one-time investment. You invest in the setup and then reap the benefits thereafter. Solar energy is one of the easiest ways for layman to generate electricity. Since it is a renewable source of energy, you help the environment. It helps reduce the greenhouse gas emissions as well. It is the installation cost of solar panel which burns a whole in your pocket, but later it will prove to be a fruitful investment. It will save your electricity bills. And you might also get the opportunity of earning money through the Feed-in-tariff policy. Regular household solar panels have the capability to convert 22% of the collected solar energy into electric energy.
Create the platform to install the solar panel array
To install a solar panel, the first thing you need is a platform. Platform is the ground on which the solar panel sits. Build the platform by constructing pillars depending upon the size of the solar panel array. The pillars should be made of concrete. After creating the platform, mount the panels on the platform. The solar panel should be bought keeping the requirement in mind. Purchase an inverter and a charge controller with panel as well. Mount the platform with angle brackets and secure the feet of the platform into place. Find out the proper angle for the panel using the meteorological data. Elevate the platform accordingly and secure the rear legs of the platform.
Completing the wiring
Now, the tricky part begins. You have to begin with the wiring now. All the wires of the solar modules have to be connected together at the junction box. The red wires need to be connected to the positive terminal whereas the black wires need to be connected to the negative terminal. The wires are to be stripped before connecting to the junction box. Next step is to connect the internal setup to the external wiring. The solar breaker must be joined together with circuit breaker disconnect. The circuit breaker disconnect will be supplying power to the inverter which will be ultimate utilized inside the home though the electric panel. Even though the distance between might be long, keep the wiring underground. And if you want you can use nylon wires to extend the length of the wires. The green cables have to connected with the grounding strip inside the fuse combiner box. Finally, the grounding rod is to be tapped into the earth. Batteries are to be connected to the panel disconnect.
If you use nearly eight 110 watt- 24 volt solar panels to form the base of the array with 255 amp batteries (sealed), then you will be able to generate about nearly 35000 Watt hour energy per month. When you will do the math with the above amount of energy, then you will realise how solar panel array will save your money.