How To Build A Solar Panel – Part 18 (Final Video)

Watch in HD I, Robert Smith, show you every step I take to building a custom made solar panel from scratch. I explain in detail about each item I use and why to use it, so the video is fairly long. I will be hosting the majority of the video on my own server so you can view it all in one take. It will take time to edit the video, but the more of you that subscribe to the video, the faster I’ll try to get it out to you guys as it just shows that people are interested and …

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  1. #1 by CTOL1 at August 18th, 2009

    I enjoyed all of them Robert, anyone can talk about it (like myself LOL) but you did it dude
    And we all need to start somewhere, and doing is proactive
    Hope any of my comments were received as positive
    I hope to get some videos up on my channel soon Someday? LOL

  2. #2 by RobertSmith3 at August 18th, 2009

    Thanks buddy, and I appreciate all your advice you gave and positive comments 🙂

  3. #3 by tupac93013 at August 18th, 2009

    yes great videos alot of people can learn from them and its fun too.

    thank you for all your great videos.

  4. #4 by Stime64 at August 19th, 2009

    Thank you

  5. #5 by cause121 at August 21st, 2009

    Thanks for putting these videos up they were very helpful and did fill in some gaps of information that had been missing in other videos available. I would definitely enjoy seeing more videos on your other projects in the future! Thanks again!

  6. #6 by GravityUpsideDown at August 24th, 2009

    awesome video
    you should try to do wind power next

  7. #7 by virlusun at August 25th, 2009

    Good demo. What I like is that even if it’s chipped it still produces energy. I am experimenting with broken solar cells for small solar projects and crafts. Keep the good work.

  8. #8 by tazor182 at August 30th, 2009

    Yo, you have to realize you have contributed to the solar revolution like no other. More people now know how to build a solar panel then ever before.
    I for one want to Thank You for the time, and effort you put into this. I had no knowledge of solar till now.
    How would you hook up a wind generator to the panel?

  9. #9 by koolkikiland at September 5th, 2009

    Robert, thanks for putting the time into this. I’ll be using your videos as my guide as I start into building my own.

  10. #10 by VannyARTS at September 6th, 2009

    We need more people like you in this world and in youtube. Who help other with out a cost. Now that’s love for the future and man kind.

    1,000,000,000X THANKS

  11. #11 by maltikburi2 at September 15th, 2009

    thanks robert simply the best
    I just finished mine success:)
    The world needs more people like you:)

  12. #12 by AlonzoProduction at September 29th, 2009

    Thank you

  13. #13 by md22mint at October 14th, 2009

    Thanks for the videos. Do you know if solar panels need to be grounded to protect against lightning strikes?

  14. #14 by hanau1 at October 19th, 2009

    Thanks for the videos. You answered a few of my questions during the videos that i had.

    Now Iwill be ordering my supplies to build a solar panel.

  15. #15 by SherrieLeaLaird at October 27th, 2009

    You are awesome. We are just about to build one and will keep you posted!! Thank you Robert for being so amazing and so talented and caring enough to share it with us!!!
    Totally Subscribed and back with more! U R a genius!

  16. #16 by the54321mytube at October 27th, 2009

    Your presentation is wonderful. Even someone with no understanding for how to build (like me) can follow your instructions. Thank you so much.

  17. #17 by rayofminneapolis at November 4th, 2009

    I agree, you are one the the greats of the modern age, as far as knowledge transfer. You’ve inspired me to build one for my RV over the winter here…
    I’m ready for Part 19! Building An 80 watt Aluminum Frame Solar Panel!

  18. #18 by gamerx765 at November 12th, 2009

    Cool stuff, I didn’t know anything about solar panels, and actually feel I can build one now. Something I was waiting for in the videos is what kind of electronics you could plug into this baby and for how long, and what would happen if you plugged in something that uses more than 63 watts, but besides that there is tons and tons of info in your videos. Also, yes I would love to see another video on building an aluminum solar panel, and with more power.

  19. #19 by Madcash67 at November 26th, 2009


    Thank you very much for taking the time to share this information and a method of how to do this! You have answered many questions for me. All the very best to you 🙂 🙂

  20. #20 by cokerfarm118 at December 1st, 2009

    My name is Lewis Adeola Ogunade-Paul my comment on this video is fantastic this is first time i will see a video on solar power that i understood very well i feel i have been to a college to learn about solar power. The interesting part was how he demonstrated the different between whole and broken cell. its clear and down to earth. God bless you Robert Smith. I am 73years old from Nigeria.

  21. #21 by jeanrayp at December 1st, 2009

    Bro! i watch a lot of videos on solar ( probably all they got on the net ). Yours are one of the best and surely the more complete i have seen. Terrific.!

  22. #22 by shartne at December 23rd, 2009

    man thanks for breaking me in on solar panels. I am so excited I just got my 5×5 cells in the mail. I m going to use angle iron and glass. I really want to see you build the alluminum one. get going on it so I can see how to do it thanks. I want mine to be heavy duty. make your video man I cant wait. Stay cool.

  23. #23 by corbou2000 at January 6th, 2010

    Hi Robert. Thanks for this extraordinary video. It was very descriptive and i learned alot about the difference between Watts, Volt and Amps.
    Only question that wasn’t covered, is how much battery power do you need to store the power collected. Probably the more power you will use the more banking you need? thanks again

  24. #24 by geniuswaheed at January 13th, 2010


  25. #25 by need4speed402 at January 25th, 2010

    put some more solar panels and another battery. thanks 🙂

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