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Helpful Tips For Do It Yourself Solar Panels

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The growth of the environmental movement has led to the popularity of do it yourself solar panels.  Many individuals are looking for ways to harness energy in a safe and sustainable manner.  As opposed to energy sources that produce an almost obscene amount of carbon monoxide, solar panels generate lots of energy using the heat source of the sun.  No unhealthy by-products come from this process and a person can successfully power and heat his or her home.  Before undertaking this task, it is best to do some research and become aware of the best ways to install these panels.

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.