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DIY Solar Panels Guide – Part 1

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This is a quick overview/guide on how I built my own DIY solar panels. In this article, I’ll cover how I built my own solar panel for use in the free charge controller project.

My personal method for making DIY solar panels is to sandwich the solar cells between a clear plexiglass sheet and a molded fiberglass backing. This creates a rugged panel is much stronger than glass and can only be built as a DIY solar panel. Both the plexiglass and fiberglass need to be UV stable.