Down there on the list of “recommended guides” you’ll find “Build Your Own Solar Panels” listed as an option. I’ve had some questions about this item, recently, so I wanted to address what it was, how much it costs, why I recommend it, and so on.
Earth4Energy is a video tutorial series and guide that teaches you how to reduce your dependence on the energy company by creating your own energy generator. Earth4Energy does this by showing you how to build your own solar panels and wind turbines.
I’ve been promoting Earth4Energy for a few years with no returns from buyers and lots of positive feedback. The kit shows you how to build a solar panel to help power your home for under $200 and I know it can be done for as low as $150 — a lot of it depends on what you pay for the solar cells, which you can get on eBay to save some money.
As an avid do-it-yourselfer, I thought the Earth4Energy projects were fun (and they are) and they can save you a fair amount of money on your energy bill. In the process, you learn a lot of solid construction techniques, too. The kit sells for $49.97, so if you can get a deal on your solar cells, you’re still under $200 for a solar panel!
I’m including a video from Earth4Energy. I added my own intro and outro to the video, along with a few notes, but the video is theirs. I thought it gave you some good information about what the kit will show you, even if it gets a little “sales pitchy” in parts.
Another option you may consider as a do-it-yourself type person, you could easily build these solar panels or wind turbines using the instructions in this kit and turn around and sell them for a profit! It’s one thing to build one yourself because you have fun with these types of projects, but some people just prefer to have it done for them. Why not provide that service to them and make some money, yourself? That’s part of what I love about DIY — I get to do something I love to do, anyway and I get to make a living doing it to help others.
There are a few of these types of kits available — all for about the same price, but Earth4Energy has the most professional, easy-to-follow kit I’ve seen for the money. It’s also the bestselling one, available. If you’re interested in helping out the environment by reducing your energy footprint, saving some money on your energy bill, or just a fun DIY project; you may want to give this kit a try. Frankly, I just wanted to get it and see if I could build it.
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