DIY Solar Panel 1

How to make solar panels. You’ll need: Solar Cells (The 0.5 volt / 3.6 Amp type) Soldering Iron 2 x Perspex sheets at least 3mm thick EVA material Araldite or silicon sealant Heat Gun / Hair Dryer Material for spacer ‘beading’ This part will be covering the soldering, wire connections and EVA applying to the solar panels. The cells are wired up in a series configuration resulting in a theoretical 8 volts from 16 cells. However in extreme sunshine this can result in a 10 volt reading. Please Rate and Sub for more videos ๐Ÿ™‚ Cost for all materials was approx ยฃ40.

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  1. #1 by Cptheadstomp420 at September 4th, 2010

    sweeeet, ive been looking for a project lately especially one that lets me use my soldering iron.

  2. #2 by Composer1777 at September 4th, 2010

    Awesome ! Hope to try it sometime

  3. #3 by WatchRyder at September 4th, 2010


    Thanks man.
    Part 2 to follow!

  4. #4 by WatchRyder at September 4th, 2010


    Yeah this sort of video is unknown on youtube for making one with the exception of Green Power Energy who disliked the soldering aspect.

  5. #5 by ak74srthebest0909 at September 5th, 2010

    Cool! Is something like this expensive?

  6. #6 by WatchRyder at September 5th, 2010

    Not at all man!
    The cells cost me about $25, the perspex and EVA cost about $35 – 40.
    So about $60 – $65 all in. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. #7 by ak74srthebest0909 at September 5th, 2010

    @WatchRyder Cool!

  8. #8 by DarkWraith at September 5th, 2010

    This would work very well during the summer in the Philippines.

  9. #9 by djscotty1111 at September 5th, 2010

    7th person who liked this video Thanks & Cheers M8, motivational !

  10. #10 by WatchRyder at September 5th, 2010

    Incredibly, it would be flat out man! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. #11 by WatchRyder at September 5th, 2010

    Much appreciated mate, I try and make my videos so they have that ‘get out there and do it’ vibe ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. #12 by london1817 at September 5th, 2010

    Wow! Really cool!

  13. #13 by WatchRyder at September 5th, 2010

    Yeah, it’s not quite the homsteading version but it’s a start ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have a serious homestead video collection man!

  14. #14 by semiautoriflelover at September 5th, 2010

    cool video. My Grand Father had a patent on something to do with solar panels many years ago. His garage had solar panels.

  15. #15 by Traveler2112 at September 5th, 2010


  16. #16 by london1817 at September 6th, 2010

    @WatchRyder Thanks! I am trying over here…I think I am running out of
    ideas. Any ideas would be nice! Haha.. Have a great night!

  17. #17 by seuquin at September 7th, 2010

    The bigger the area of solar panel, the more electricity it will generate. COOL.
    BTW, it is also a good idea to have the solar panels over a box containing a small fan (notebook cooler fan) with openings, which can help keep the temperature of solar plates down. Cos the efficiency of solar plates will decrease with an increase in temperature of the plates.

  18. #18 by WatchRyder at September 8th, 2010

    Sounds good man, get some pictures and make a video if you want ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. #19 by CIXCO777 at September 10th, 2010

    muy buen vรญdeo y una manera muy entable de obtener energรญa limpia

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