DIY Grid Ties can be used to create a permanent solution to your electrical problems. If you live on a sloping site, then the traditional flat roof is out of the question and your only option may be to have a pitch roof installed. However, the chances are that the slope is coming at you with a huge gap in the middle. This gap will let all the rainwater that falls on your roof do its damage. Therefore you need to have a solar system in place to rectify this problem.
The DIY grid tie solar system works by using solar cells attached to a pitch roof or to a sloped roof. This is usually achieved with a diy frame which is created by drilling holes in the ground. These holes will be big enough for the solar cells to be fitted in. It is important that the cells are placed at a distance so that there is no gap in between them and the roof.
Many people think that solar power systems like these are expensive. However, this is not true anymore as they are now available at reasonable prices. With an on-grid system, you will be able to store energy in a deep cycle battery which you can later use to power your house. You can then generate power from that battery when it is filled with energy.
On-grid DIY power systems are popular because they are easy to set up and use. However, they need to be connected to the mains of your house or to a generator if you intend to use the stored energy in the batteries. This is not necessary with the off-grid diy solar kits. These are also easy to install but are less efficient than the on-grid system as they tend to generate less electricity.
The DIY solar kits which are installed on the roofs of homes are called the pitched roof system. This type of system works just like the flat roof system where there is no need for permits as the installation is done in the gable side of the house. With the pitched roof system, all that is required are some few materials like plywood, tiles and roofing shingles and there is nothing else that you will need. As the name suggests, the solar cells of the diy grid tie diy grid kit are mounted on the gable side of the house and then wired to the solar panels of the home.
The pitched roof is popular because the angle of the gable roof system helps in collecting solar energy during the day time and then storing it in the batteries. You will not require any sort of permit when you install the diy grid tie solar kit on the roof of your home. However, installing the solar cells on the gable side may require the permission of the homeowner’s association. But you can always ask the HOA or homeowner’s association officer to look into your project and make sure you would not be doing anything illegal.
The solar cells which are being used in the DIY grid tie solar kits come with a charge controller which helps the solar cells collect maximum solar energy during the day time and store it in the batteries. This is done by the solar cells converting the DC current from the batteries into AC current which is routed to the charge controller. The charge controller is used to convert the AC power into the solar energy needed at home.
The diy grid tie solar panel kit comes with instructions which help you to wire the solar cells and the battery properly. Some other accessories which you might want to add to your DIY solar panel kit include the solar cells mounts, silicone caulk, fluxpen, screwdrivers, screws and a little manual book. The solar panel kit is easy to assemble and if you follow the detailed instructions, you would be able to build your own solar energy generating system for less than $200 dollars.