DIY Solar Power

Are you ready to tackle a DIY solar power project?

Do it yourself projects are great because they give you the chance to really learn how solar works, especially as it relates to your home's systems. Plus, by doing the labor yourself, it's a great way to reduce the costs of implementing solar.


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A homeowner with some basic skills can complete many DIY solar projects. Whether you are interested in solar electricity, solar heating, solar cooling, or solar lighting, there are many projects you can choose.

To help you get started, take a look at the DIY solar pages we have on our site...

DIY Solar Energy

This is the page you need to read BEFORE you start a do it yourself solar power project...

  • Understand why DIY solar projects make sense
  • Use relevant criteria to decide whether a project should be done by yourself or contracted to a professional
  • Use a systematic approach for the solar projects you decide to handle yourself

Go to DIY Solar Energy

Build Your Own Solar Panel

If you've wondered how you could build your own solar panel, then this is the page for you!

And it's not a complicated project to complete either.

You'll find a step-by-step description that tells you what materials you need and explains how to put them all together so that you can make your own DIY solar panel.

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DIY Energy Efficiency Audit

An energy efficiency audit is something that all homeowners should do as part of their preparation for installing a solar power system.

A DIY home energy audit will...

  • Help you understand your energy consumption better
  • Help you understand your home systems better
  • Identify areas where you can make home improvements that can make your home more energy efficient and save you money
  • Reduce the cost of your solar electricity applications

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How to Install a Tubular Skylight

Do you need to get light into a dark hallway or closet? Are you looking for a diy solar project that can be completed in an afternoon? If you answered "Yes" to either of these questions, then you should consider installing a solar tube in your home.

If you're comfortable working on your roof and in your attic, installing a tubular skylight can be completed in 2 to 4 hours. All you'll need is the solar tube kit and some basic tools. We take you step-by-step through this DIY solar power project.

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How to Install a Solar Powered Attic Fan

If you're looking for an inexpensive way to lower your cooling bills, then you should consider installing a solar powered attic fan. The Sun beats down on your roof all day long. As a result, temperatures can reach 140 degrees or more. Even in well insulated homes, that heat can make its way into your homes living spaces.

A solar powered attic fan can help keep your attic cooler. For less than $400 you can purchase a high-quality solar fan and install it yourself in less than half a day. Since it receives its power from a solar panel, there isn't any need to connect it to your homes power system. This means you won't need to hire an electrician to run wires or connect it to your home's power.

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