solar cells -Solar Panels – The Easiest and Cheapest Way to Encapsulate DIY Solar Panels

June 27, 2013 – 6:23 am

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  1. 26 Responses to “solar cells -Solar Panels – The Easiest and Cheapest Way to Encapsulate DIY Solar Panels”

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    By bulsamir akunia on Jun 27, 2013

  3. yea i tryed this on one panel and the heat cracked the glass and jack up my cells. the place i got it from did not say it had to be temperd glass.

    By toy7777room on Jun 27, 2013

  4. check out ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM you can find all necessary information about solar panel,and everything that has to do with. I am a beginner but I liked the program…… even cost me a bit and I managed to build.. ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM I hope to help

    By Gomez william c on Jun 27, 2013

  5. The fiberglass seems to resist any shrinking and expansion as temps quickly cool when the sun goes down. Makes it tougher and gives it a solid feel. I just started doing it that way from day one, and feared trying it without having something in the mix that was structural. I use standard window glass. Todays glass is practically a tempered quality because of insulated windows needs tougher glass standards. I have had 1″ hail hit mine, none broke so it appears to be safe to use.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  6. I subscribed. Looking forward to it. I like the idea of the half panels. I have a bunch of cells I am hoping to get to as well. I have 72 plus in 3 x 6 and also 5 x6 I have had around a long time waiting for me to get too. You said you use standard window glass? The last panel I made I bought tempered glass 1/4″. Very heavy to move around. I just worry plain window glass would be fragile. Does the fiberglass screen strengthen it up nicely?

    By rhooie on Jun 27, 2013

  7. Check out my channel, in a few weeks hopefully if I have time I will be making 4 more of the 11 volt panels ( 2 will make 22.4 open volts) and I will do a step by step as soon as time allows me to. I have about 130 cells left from another project and will be using them up, Cheaper to buy made panels now, solar blvd DOT com has them cheaper than I can make them now, blows my mind they have dropped so much in cost. Was fun while it lasted though.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  8. 5 years and about 8 months all are still good, greatest part is I paid $19 a can then, now its $12 a can for the white bed liner from rustoleum.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  9. If using EVA, find a local pizza parlor with a draw through oven, have them set it for 400 degrees and 2 inches per second (for the 9 foot ovens) and voila! Watched a friend do 31 that way in one morning. Fast!, Didn’t vacuum a one of them, the heat from one end to the other as it moves through pushes out the air.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  10. And you have panels like this that have endured the test of time?

    By rhooie on Jun 27, 2013

  11. BED LINER SPRAY-I just use a little etching paste on the glass where the open spaces will be, just 1/2″ wide grid of it. Then once washed off & glass cleaned you lay out you cells, and spray lightly first to make sure you don’t get any under the cells, then in a half hour spray it heavy, in 3-5 minutes lay a cut to fit piece of fiberglass screen over it and spray again in 15-20 minutes last coat be sure to get all in the frame edge then. Very strong, very durable, back with plywood if you like.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  12. I never thought of using bed liner. But it sounds like it would be completely water proof. I already have a roll of EVA. I tried it with a layer on the glass, then the cells, then another layer of EVA and a layer of TPE. I used a heat gun, but you can’t really get all the bubbles out. This video shows just a layer of EVA on the back. Actually makes more sense to me. The glass in front of the cells is water proof. Why use 2 layers? I think I will just use 1 layer on the back on the next panel.

    By rhooie on Jun 27, 2013

  13. Great stuff! I used it on 3 of my homemade panels. If anyone is interested, I’ve got some for sale. go to my Blog and give me a shout.

    By Cedarworkshop on Jun 27, 2013

  14. Very thorough video, I deal in solar power and solar water heating. Solar water heating for a complete system is very reasonably priced and over looked a lot. Check out ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM

    By lasicaron furin on Jun 27, 2013

  15. It is VERY cheap to buy 1″ aluminum angle, alum welding rods from Harbor freight and glass that stock size for a 24×24 window is 1/8″ x 20″ x 21′ for 18 of the 3×6 cells per panel then wire 2 or more of them together externally to make any voltage you want. You loose one it hurts less, and its easier to make faster and cleaner. One $9.59 can of bed liner makes a 20 volt (2 small ones together) panel. Easy and fast to make, and so far 6 yrs 4 months all are still perfect.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  16. I have made a few panels, 26 of them and i make them 8 to 9 volt (11 open) and then wire them in series for a (22 open) 12vdc charging. It easier, more off the shelf cheaper products to use for parts and if you screw up its half a loss!! then I use that pure white bed liner on the back with just the cells on clean glass a thick layer of bed liner and a sheet of 2 mm fiberglass on the last wet coat of it. Cost per 60 watt panel $25.40

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  17. Also using EVA and engineered backsheet does not cost much more than $10 per panel. In quantity it costs less.

    By George Jones on Jun 27, 2013

  18. I use Bed Liner, White, in the spray can. It wont seep under the cells, cost $10 per panel and is really easy and fast. 3 coats (full 24 oz can) of regular truck bed liner. Wont damage the cells, seals great, is semi rigid, flexes enough for heating and cooling and its everywhere on store shelves. Never could understand why anyone used anything else. Seriously easy, seriously solid and sticks to glass and EVERYTHING else so tape off what you dont want it on. 30 year lifespan.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  19. My method is so cheap and so far, 6 years no failures in first panels, so durable. I have to make a video of it soon.
    I use Bed Liner, White, in the spray can. It wont seep under the cells, cost $10 per panel and is really easy and fast. 3 coats (full 24 oz can) of regular truck bed liner. Wont damage the cells, seals great, is semi rigid, flexes enough for heating and cooling and its everywhere on store shelves. Never could understand why anyone used anything else.

    By John Daniel on Jun 27, 2013

  20. The name of the film is STR Photocap and hairylegs21 sells it on eBay. They can also give you unlimited tech support on how to use it correctly.

    By George Jones on Jun 27, 2013

  21. This is absolutely NOT the way to encapsulate a solar panel with EVA Film. The cells must be sandwiched between two pieces of EVA with Tempered Glass on the front and Backsheet on the back. The entire sandwich needs to be vacuum pressed to evacuate all the air and then heated UNIFORMLY while it is pressed together in a vacuum bag, If the air is not completely evacuated the connections as well as the EVA will oxidize. If it is not heated uniformly to the right temp you will not achieve crosslink

    By George Jones on Jun 27, 2013

  22. I pronounce it sillyguard.

    By vta1985 on Jun 27, 2013

  23. This is the most efficient way I`ve ever seen.Did you sandwich the cells with the EVA or did you lay the EVA on the back “positive”side of the cells?

    By SurvivalGearnMore on Jun 27, 2013

  24. I am searching for the best EVA aplication. Have you found it better to go with glass, solar cells then EVA? I dont know which is better way to go as some are going glass, EVA, Cells,EVA then a backing of some type. Plenty of videos just showing the heat gun process. We newbies also need to see how you deal with the wires coming out through the EVA. Your video is one of the best for showing heat gun use, Thanks.

    By SurianoSales on Jun 27, 2013

  25. Any air bubbles are on the backside (non sun side). With liquid epoxies, you will often get the epoxy to seep under the cells before it dries, which creates a real mess on the sunny-side of the cells. This is yet another reason we prefer EVA film to epoxies and silicons.

    By ShySkyBros on Jun 27, 2013

  26. I notice that there are small air bubbles that are on the cells. Wouldn’t that cut down the life of the panel significantly?

    By horsemonkies on Jun 27, 2013

  27. Wow episode 99 already,Congratulations Heather and Chris and ‘Happy Science’

    By OmenX13 on Jun 27, 2013

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