How to Build Solar Panel
Solar panels consist of a number of different solar cells, that are able to convert sunlight into electricity using a technology called Photovoltaic (PV) Power System.
I recommend that before you learn how to build solar panel you first learn a little bit about the technology involved.
You can certainly build solar panel without further understanding the technology but the process will become much clearer to you if you do.
You may want to read a book on photovoltaic technology and solar energy.
The first step in our how to build solar panel instructions is to buy some solar cells. You can cut each solar cell into the desired size and connect several solar cells of a similar size in series together.
When you purchase your solar cells they normally come packaged with other materials necessary to protect the cells in your solar panel from harsh conditions.
For our how to build solar panel project I recommend you buy cells that produce 0.5 volts (V), 3 amps (A) direct current (DC).
The next step in our how to build solar panel instructions is to build the actual panel.
If you prefer you can also purchase a ready-made panel from your local hardware store. Just tell the sales person the size your cells, and the dimensions you want for your solar panel.
As your cells produce 0.5 volts I recommend to make a panel with 36 cells.
Usually you can have your solar panel either with a glass or Plexiglas front. I recommend you choose the Plexiglas option as glass is more fragile which makes it harder to work with on your first solar panel project.
Once you have the actual panel from the hardware store, we come to the next step in our how to build solar panel instructions. Now we have to fit the solar cells into the solar panel.
I recommend you draw a grid pattern onto the solar panel where you want to put the cells. Then you lay them out on the grid upside down before you solder them on in a series.
Now you can glue the cells in place on the solar panel (Please note that it is very important that you only glue the cells in the centre of each cell).
Now that you know how to build solar panel here are some ideas how you can use them to actually generate energy from the sun.
There are different places where you can install your new solar panel. For example, at your domestic home on top of your garage or as a form of garden lighting, on top of your boat or at your holiday home.
These are just some examples of the many possibilities you have. are endless you now have after you have built your own solar panel.
Often people get frustrated when searching for information about how to build solar panel on the internet.
Even though one can find answers to nearly any other possible question it seems to be more difficult to obtain clear and precise information on this topic.
Luckily, some very good books (ebooks) have been published that provide you with very clear and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build solar panel.
When it comes to purchasing a book or an ebook I recommend you first read the reviews about that book before you purchase it.
If the book has received numerous good reviews for other readers who were looking for exactly the same information as you are, you can be sure that the book is very suitable for you and provides the answers you are looking for.
Remember the biggest advantage of buying a book online is that you always have a 60-day money back guarantee. That means you will always get your money back if you are not satisfied with the product.