diy solar -less than $1 a watt DIY MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR PANEL (PART 1)

October 18, 2014 – 12:24 am

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  1. 25 Responses to “diy solar -less than $1 a watt DIY MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR PANEL (PART 1)”

  2. 2011, factory panels are for the most part. the way to go. Cells are
    cheaper now so as the price drops for completed panels, so does the DIY
    method. If you have the extra time or need custom panels, DIY is the way to
    go. If not, buy a whole panel. This just shows easy ways of doing it. If
    you try to make a panel from new materials, aluminum frame, non-reflective
    glass etc. makes no sense. If you have glass and can customize to the size
    then it is still a valid choice. TIME is the main factor 

    By GREENPOWERSCIENCE on Oct 18, 2014

  3. why do people make videos like these lol.

    it may be easy for you but im sure the rest of us would rather just buy

    By Toby dog on Oct 18, 2014

  4. looking good, working out?

    By leviterande on Oct 18, 2014

  5. Now just get your clear glow in the dark glue,,coat the panels a bit,,and
    you get some power even at night, by the way there are other ways to
    incorporate the glow in the dark powders into the actual crystal molecular
    structure of the solar panel as its being made for much better results :) 

    By Stephen Dickens on Oct 18, 2014

  6. LMFAO. Nice job self tabbing.

    By nunya biznez on Oct 18, 2014

  7. I am not an electrician or know much about it but what can you run with one
    or two of these panels or does one have to have a bank of batteries and
    charge those for a length of time to be able to run anything.

    By Edgar Alvarado on Oct 18, 2014

  8. change your soldering iron tip to a flat square tip cut at 45deg makes the
    job much easier

    By DeSpace Man on Oct 18, 2014

  9. Thanks for saying Solder and not soder at last :) Mike

    By Mike Hebblethwaite on Oct 18, 2014


    By verum biblia on Oct 18, 2014

  11. I was wondering why you were bending them on to themselves. lol. I didn’t
    think too much of it since it’s my first time ever viewing something like

    By Tim Mancillas on Oct 18, 2014

  12. Where do you get the broken solar cells?

    By naanaa1111 on Oct 18, 2014

  13. Verum biblia, I bought mine on Amazon from (I think) mls solar. Search
    Amazon for 3×6 solar cells. They come in packs of 36, 100, etc. They
    usually throw extra in to account for breakage. I was surprised how fragile
    they were. Like Dan said, you can find broken cells sold by the pound too.
    Also, kudos to Dan for admitting soldering tabs to the wrong cells. We’ve
    all been there (and hoped no one was watching) .

    By Andy Jones on Oct 18, 2014

  14. lol , your soldering is terrible :D 

    By Leoginides on Oct 18, 2014

  15. Can you use plexi-glass?

    By tryan024 on Oct 18, 2014

  16. shahid bhatti

    By shahid bhatti on Oct 18, 2014

  17. hy.,,,,whats that adhesive called, the one u use before soldering…which
    is in marker type shape

    By needfor speed carbon on Oct 18, 2014

  18. did he solder the cells correctly? isn’t the front wire supposed to run all
    the way to the bottom without going to the back side of the cell

    By The Muffinman 711 on Oct 18, 2014

  19. where did you buy those scrap solar cells?

    By Vic Zig on Oct 18, 2014

  20. why don’t you start by telling us where you got the cells instead of just

    By Dana Rider on Oct 18, 2014

  21. mc 4 connectors cost about $4 a pair not 12

    By Ted Koester on Oct 18, 2014

  22. By Cesar Tubat on Oct 18, 2014

  23. It’s easier to pay the 4 dollars and not spend 100 hours making the panels.

    By eNLogic on Oct 18, 2014

  24. Not sure of the verbiage, but is it possible to make a solar panel more
    compact and still produce the same amount of energy as say, a much larger
    panel? In other words, if the metal tabs were much closer together across
    the dark background, the panel could go from an inch across to a quarter of
    that amount of space. Would that work? Or do the metal tabs (the strips
    across the face of the dark background) have to be a certain distance

    By mrsuaavve on Oct 18, 2014

  25. This looks like a fun project!

    By Riki Hiding on Oct 18, 2014

  26. Thanks foir posting this very help full . . . each panel you make you
    said has 3 rows but how many volts and watts is that ?

    By jacky Parker on Oct 18, 2014

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