DIY Solar Panel 1

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

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’ Further SOLAR RESOURCE INFO: 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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25 Responses to “DIY Solar Panel 1”
  1. WatchRyder says:

    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™‚

  2. ak74srthebest0909 says:

    @WatchRyder Cool!

  3. DarkWraith says:

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

  4. djscotty1111 says:

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

  5. WatchRyder says:

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

  6. WatchRyder says:

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

  7. london1817 says:

    Wow! Really cool!

  8. WatchRyder says:

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

  9. semiautoriflelover says:

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

  10. Traveler2112 says:


  11. london1817 says:

    @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!

  12. seuquin says:

    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.

  13. WatchRyder says:

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

  14. CIXCO777 says:

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

  15. FillHipLips says:

    Good Vid, I helped a friend with somthing very similar and it works fine,

  16. FillHipLips says:

    Good Vid, I helped a friend with somthing very similar and it works fine,

  17. eddyogi says:

    Have you had problems with your cells overheating? I tried encapsulating some cells onto an 8mm plexiglas face down (sun exposed part of cell on the plexiglas, EVA at the back). When I test panel, I got really good numbers, but after a few minutes in the sun, the cells seem to be heating up and my voltage and amps start dropping.

  18. WindPowerKits says:

    This video is great. See my home energy stuffif you like SOLAR POWER. Merry Christmas Y’all!

  19. Ph4ntom74 says:

    @WatchRyder Can you please make a website explaining step by step instructions? Please!!!!! Please!!!!!

  20. WatchRyder says:

    I can’t promise it man, but if you check out my home website’s that are on my channel page I MAY, in the future, do some web pages on them.
    Really I can’t explain it much more than I have on the video though…
    I’ve sent you a PM with some forum’s that have additional stuff on them about Off-the-grid stuff etc.

  21. Ph4ntom74 says:

    @WatchRyder thank you very much friend, ill check it out.

    in fellowship

  22. KeLDTsGuitarist67 says:

    the 2 people who disliked this work for the power company

  23. WatchRyder says:


    Well said that man!

  24. KeLDTsGuitarist67 says:

    @WatchRyder funny thing is, it’s probably true shit haha. good video though man. you know anything about electro magnet motors/generators? building one of those to power a house or car would be epic.

  25. WatchRyder says:

    Beside’s the basics not really.
    One for the future times… ๐Ÿ™‚

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