You’ve seen the advertisements, “Build your own solar panels”, you’ve seen the kits, now you wonder, just how hard is it to do? Well, that depends, mostly on your skills and patience. It would seem that the solar cells that are sold for this purpose is very delicate, they break very easily. I always see on eBay, lots of listings for broken solar cells, they still work, but they obviously do not put out as much juice as it did when it was unbroken. It is possible to piece together broken cells and get a perfectly good working solar panel, again, it takes skills and patience.
So you have looked around and found a source or two for solar cells, you want to start using solar power, you have researched everything you can find, you have found all of those sites and ads that promise to teach you how to build your own solar panels, save hundreds of dollars. Wouldn’t you like to see a little more about how it’s done before you lay down your hard earned money on one of these kits or videos?
The good news is now you can see how these panels are put together, with the help of YouTube, you can see what is involved, you can see real people piecing these cells together, not the polished and perfect videos made by someone who has done lots and lots of these, sure after you make a few, you will get better, but there is always that first one you make and if you have spent lots of money on your kit, you will want to know if it’s even feasible to do this.
So here it is, watch and learn. I hope that after watching this video, you are better prepared to know whether or not you can or should try to tackle this type of project. Check out the other videos by Green Power Science, they are really good.
Just for fun, here is a couple of videos of my property, taken a couple of days ago. We have completed the front part of the concrete wall on the south facing side of the cabin, while I was up on the scaffold, I decided to do a 360 and let you see the view that we are blessed with. We had our first good rain of the season so the clouds and sky were spectacular! There are 2 videos, the second one plays right after the first.
Here’s something you can check out for fun, this teaches you how to make your own solar cell using household items, though in reality this is not much more than a novelty, you couldn’t really power much with it.
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