Friday, March 26, 2010

How to Make Solar Panel - A Quick And Easy 101 Guide to Solar Energy Production - How to Make Solar - A Quick And Easy 101 Guide to Solar Energy Production Making a solar at home is quite a daunting task and something that shouldn't be attempted without fully committing oneself to a great deal of work. It may not be rocket science but it is certainly a tricky and laborious process. If you are the type of person who thinks a hammer is nothing but am odd-shaped door stop, it may be in your best interest to leave the solar construction to professionals. Having said that, making your own solar s can really be a rewarding home project and by taking on such a project yourself you can significantly cut your costs - by 50 to 80% - over a commercially available solar . Since the prohibitive cost of solar s is in large part due to the high price of solar cells, you will achieve most of your cost reduction by purchasing damaged and used solar cells from sites such as Ebay. After that, using your ingenuity and some handy DIY skills, the only thing between you and a working solar is time and effort. For now however, let's take on a much more simple task and make a single solar cell. This project is great fun and can show the basic and simple concept behind solar energy. What You Will Need 1. Copper sheeting. 2. Two alligator clip lead cables. 3. A sensitive micro-ammeter you can find this at Radio Shack. 4. An electric stove or a one burner hot plate should you have a gas stove . If you are buying a hot plate make sure it's at least 1100 ...
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