Our First 200 Watts DIY Solar Panel
Just finished setting up our 200 watts solar panel. Woohoo!
36 pcs 5x5in solar cells
47 x 24 inches aluminum frame
46.5 x 23.5 inches glass (front cover of the solar cells)
47 x 24 inches acrylic (back cover of the solar cells)
12 pcs stainless steel bolts and nuts
rubber washers for the bots and nuts
double sided tape
Soldering the cells were very easy. After we have finished on them, we went to different glass/aluminum supply shops to canvass for the aluminum frame, glass and acrylic. Unfortunately, there were no shop here in our my place that sells acryclic, we found one a town away from where we live.
So we ordered those three, aluminium frame, glass and acrylic and waited for the worker to finish cutting the glass and acrylic and we even asked him to drill holes in the frame and acryclic, will save us some time and much safer for them to drill the acrylic than us it could break if we did it. The acrylic did break when the mister drilled hole on it, the last one, whew.. so he took another one, cut it and drilled holes again. After all of it, we came home with our stuff and set-up my solar cells, on the frame.. here’s the finished product.
So proud of our new project. We’ve already tested this and it worked!
Next on list on things to buy are the metal brackets so we can install this on our roof.
If you are interested in making one like this, or want to get free electricity from the sun and save on monthly electric bill, we are having a seminar all about solar panel, details will be posted here on my website.
Feel free to comment or ask questions, see you on my next post.