How to build an efficient, low-maintenance solar panel
In the early 2000s, when solar panels were still relatively new, solar panel makers would often use an old, cheap piece of equipment called a solar panel transformer.
This little box could be plugged into the wall socket and powered by an old battery pack.
A solar panel, which is basically a small, thin metal box with a large number of tiny solar cells attached to it, produces the electricity needed for the home.
This battery pack was usually made from a cheap plastic or plasticizer material that would make it very light and compact.
The only reason it wasn’t cheaper was because the battery pack would last for only so long.
The cost of battery packs, however, have steadily fallen in the last few years as battery manufacturers have learned how to produce more efficient batteries.
In fact, one of the biggest solar panel companies today, Panasonic, is working on a new battery pack that would last 10 times longer than a battery used today.
The company has even developed a new process for manufacturing solar panels that eliminates the need for batteries altogether.
Panasonic’s battery pack could potentially last up to 30 years.
And unlike today’s batteries, which are a waste of money and are prone to breaking down, a Panasonic battery pack is actually very durable.
Panasonic has even come up with a way to convert old solar panels into a new, more efficient battery pack in a matter of weeks.
So what does this mean for the future of solar panels?
In theory, this new process could mean that solar panel production could be significantly reduced.
In the end, it may be that the new solar panel process could produce more energy per square foot of solar panel land area than current technologies can produce today.
So while solar panels are still relatively cheap, it might be worth paying a little extra to get the most energy from your solar panels.
If you want more information about solar panel technologies, check out our Solar Panel Technology article.