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To build a solar panel at home, you need 240 aluminium cans, one 4 feet by 8 feet by 1/2 inch plywood sheet, one 4 feet by 8 feet sheet of Lexan or Plexiglas and heat resistant black spray paint. You also need high tempe... More »

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Solar panels for use on business buildings are available from SolarCity.com and SolarElectricSupply.com. Both these companies sell larger solar panels and higher-capacity solar storage systems, which are ideal for buildi... More »

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After wiring all of the solar panels together to combine the amps and voltages, connect the panels to a charge controller, deep-cycle batteries and an AC inverter, then run the AC inverter to the main electric box. Most ... More »

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Upgrading an electrical panel includes severing the electrical lines in the old panel, removing it and installing a plywood base for the upgraded unit. Once the electrician attaches the new panel to the wall, he makes th... More »

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There are five main types of electrical wiring that are commonly used, especially in a home, including triplex wire, main feeder wire and panel feed wires. Other types of wire include nonmetallic sheathed wire and single... More »

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