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How to Build Your Own Solar Generator

Now that you've made the decision to convert your home to solar energy, you're probably a little nervous to try and build your own solar generator. You'll have to follow some detailed instructions to get the best results, but here is a brief overview of the things you'll need to do.

First you have to realize that there are different kinds of systems. Some are portable, and others are more permanent and are bigger to provide more energy. The portable models can be made for under $200. This is a great way to travel, or even to power smaller things in your home. For illustration purposes, we will be focusing on a portable model in this example. For more detailed examples, and to build a solar generator on a larger scale, you'll need a fully detailed guide.

The first thing you'll need to do is gather supplies. The main component of this will be your solar panels. For portable versions,12v is enough. You'll also need a charge controller, battery, and inverter. As for your solar panel, you can purchase this, get it used, or make your own. There are different costs associated with each, so be sure to weigh that when you make your decision as to which one to get. Keep in mind that the quality of solar panel can determine how efficient it is at converting the sun's energy into power for your use.

Then, you'll have to put the pieces together to make your travel solar generator. Clearly, this is not something you can do without detailed, step-by-step directions. Better yet -- it's best to learn by video where someone can demonstrate what you need to do it in real time.

Just a few short years ago, it would have been impossible to try and do this as there were not very many good tutorials on how to do so. These days there are a few great guides on the market that will help you get started right away. Whether you want to build the portable version described in this piece, or you want to build a solar generator on a larger scale, the right guide can help you do so.

It's important to read reviews to see which one will be right for you. Not only do you need to choose the right solar generator, you also need to choose the right size so you have all the power you need.