Are you talking about building a single solar panel or an array of solar panels?
Okay, spamming aside, I'm looking for an inexpensive way to heat my chicken coop. All I want is a solar panel hooked to a battery that will run a single light bulb. (The light bulb has to generate heat, not just light.)
So far, it's seems as if it would $6,000, which is definitely not worth it.
If you have soldering skills, you can probably make one for around $500, far cry from what those guys would like you to believe.
Okay, Misha, that's good to know! Might make a difference in cost/benefit analysis. Besides soldering skills, do I need a diagram?
Instead of using a photovoltic panel to light a bulb, you can use a thermal solar panel. They are much cheaper to build and operate. Basically a box with black background, clear top (plastic sheeting or plastic panels depending on how sturdy you want it), and air flow. You can use water in black piping to create a thermal sink in your chicken coop.
The water heats during the day (it can get pretty hot too). It circulates into a heat sink inside the coop. At night the flow should shut off. The coop will stay warm all night as the heat sink dissipates energy into the room. It won't provide light though so if you need a light you might want to consider a battery operated light. LEDs don't use much energy but are more expensive.
by brainlara2011 6 years ago
What is the importance of the solar panel courses.?What is the importance of the solar panel courses.?
by WeddingConsultant 7 years ago
How can I add a solar panel to a skylight?Will the existing skylight glass block the amount of power the solar panel is able to generate?
by fawwad hussaini 6 years ago
Have you tried Solar panel for home energy ? If yes please share how was your experience ? do...share if you have any informative link
by beckhamdavid 5 years ago
Would you like to join the training of solar panel installation?Would you like to join the training of solar panel installation?
by mitch777 8 years ago
I think the potential is there for growth in the market. What are some thoughts on recent activity and immediate growth?
by websclubs 7 years ago
Do You Need to Install a Solar Panel System?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|