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Solar Power House – Getting started on your homemade solar power system

Solar Power House Generator

Solar Power House Generator

There are many benefits you will love when you have a solar power house. Consumers have the misconception that having a house run on solar power will be unaffordable. Although some installed solar power house systems do end up requiring a lot of money, you may be able to get a solar powered home system in place without spending a fortune. If you enjoy doing things on your own, putting in a residential solar energy system in your home may be economical and exciting.

For less than $1000, you can have your solar powered house. This setup won’t run a huge two story home but e.g. for a little cottage, you can get the needed materials for $600 or so. This price requires that you do your own work so be prepared to do some work on your own.

There are several components that you will need to purchase. Some of the materials needed are home solar panels, sealed 12 volt batteries, charge controller – 12 volts and, sine wave inverter. Each component can be bought for less than $600, a reasonable price, if you purchase via web. Then you’ll just need the special hardware for mounting, cables for the battery, fuses, and wiring to get started.

While you are starting out rather small with solar power for house, there is the option for you to add to the existing system to create a larger solar power house. You can expand the system in the future if you need to. A more comprehensive system will be needed to power larger solar power homes; however, this beginner level system is affordable and can allow you to start out easily and simply.

It really is possible to add solar power to your house for a great price. While you’ll have to do all the work, it can be fun to do this project. Start out by purchasing the supplies mentioned to get started. This will give you your start to having a house on solar power .

With many countries such as South Africa, Australia, USA, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Germany, etc.,  offering incentives for solar power these days, you can install your own solar energy system and possibly enjoy an incentive from the government in your area too. The best part is, you’ll be making your own solar energy home for a much smaller amount than you ever expected and on your way to running on clean energy for the needed power in your home.

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2 comments to Solar Power House – Getting started on your homemade solar power system

  • alister

    Hi,

    It was a great post.Solar panels are great for the environment – Obviously this is one of the main advantages of solar panels as they don’t add to global warming. Solar power is clean and renewable. And it does not add to the cost and problems of storing dangerous radioactive waste. Solar power homes are environmentally friendly homes.

  • Ty

    What bugged me so far is the cost on these panels and the installation. But I think I’ve found some information package that could help me save a lot of money on these panels and the installation (If your curious … CleanEnergyHouse.com ). Anybody has ever try to build it’s own and use it on their house? Please let me know, I’m very interested in the upfront cost and difficulty of building one. This guy pretends it can be built for less than 200$ and all the material can be found at the hardware store. Anybody would like to share experience? Thanks in advance

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