Solar power systems need not be expensive. Indeed, some people are powering their water heaters and other appliances for a capital cost of less than $100! You can use cheap products that you already have at home, and which you can get from your local supermarket or hardware, to create an entirely nature-driven home power system.
If you are the type of person that hates DIY and feels peeved when you have to change a light bulb, then you will be astonished to learn that the people who are getting off the grid and saving thousands of dollars per month by installing their own DIY power systems are just ordinary folk like you and me.
They all have one thing in common: they resent paying out a huge chunk of their earnings to the electric companies, and they all want to make use of the incredible natural resources that are available for free to us all – sun, wind and biological phenomena. The world is going green, one household at a time.
Knowledge is Power
The main problem people have when deciding to make the switch to home solar panels, wind power generators and the like, is a lack of reliable information. YOU CANNOT TRUST WHAT THE BIG SUPPLIERS OF SOLAR HEATING PANELS SAY. THEY WANT TO TAKE A CHUNK OF YOUR MONEY!
The internet has made it possible for regular folk to exchange information on an unprecedented scale. You can look at websites such as this one and download amazing books such as the one advertised on this page called DIY Power System®, which you can download here.
The interesting thing about this ebook is that it covers more than just solar panels. It looks at every possible source of free power from the home, from wind generators to biodiesel to making your own batteries and even building your own house!
Solar Power is the Heart of the System
While the DIY Power System® is multi-faceted, the heart of the system involves the use of solar panels. These panels, or rather the photovoltaic cells they contain, are really the ONLY very expensive item in the system. And yet they are not THAT expensive. You can recoup the cost of installing an ENTIRE DIY Power System® in your home in a matter of a few months.