Finding Cheap Solar Cells
With tax breaks and economic savings, many people are implementing solar cell technology for homes. These solar cells reduce electricity costs while providing a renewable energy source that can end up paying for itself. This article discusses how to get the most power for the cheapest cost for solar cells.
Solar cells for homes can be very expensive, often being priced for at least one thousand dollars. The cheapest cell on one site was going for approximately seven hundred dollars, but was only rated for 60 watts. The trick, then, is to find a solar panel that can give a good power output, but be relatively cheap.
The best way to achieve this is to build your own solar panels. The cost of building a panel can be as little as $150, maybe $200 if you could find a good step-by-step guide with instructions and videos. A solar panel that has been built at home can be rated as high as 100 watts.
Most sites that sell 100-watt solar panels price them at around one thousand dollars. If assuming a home-built solar panel costs $200 to make, then for same price as buying a 100-watt solar panel, you could make a 500-watt solar panel. One site advertised individual solar panels for $15. A panel requires nine cells and if extra costs are calculated at $100, a cell could still be built for around $250.
That means even at that price, one could still make four panels rated at 400 watts total with the cost of buying just one 100-watt cell. Comparatively, the next closest panel would be a 50-watt rated panel that sells for around $350.
The bottom line is that in terms of getting the most amount of power for the least cost, buying solar panels is not even an option. The only true way to get cheap solar cells and panels is to make them yourself by using an easy to follow instruction guide. This will ensure that you will get the most economical solution that will pay for itself in no time.
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