Doing it yourself has become more than a trend for many adventurous homeowners – it’s a way of life. One of the latest projects to interest novice and experienced DIYers is making the change to solar power by building their own system. Of course, this isn’t your typical weekend home improvement project. Without a great deal of planning, research, and some specialized skills, this can become more expensive than purchasing a full service solar system from a solar company that will do everything for you.
Countless websites insist that building your own system and powering your entire home can be done for less than $1,000. As with any worthwhile project, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of solar kits, the real costs in terms of money, safety factors and required skills, and the real benefits of getting professional help.