How to Make a DIY Solar Panel
You can take control of your solar project by learning how to make a DIY. Although it requires hard work and some extra effort, you can act as your own project manager and save quite a handsome amount of money. You can build it yourself entirely, or get some help from local laborers to achieve the desired results. Either way, you need to learn about planning, system design, set up and more. Moreover, it is essential to be aware of the pros and cons of going for this DIY project before starting working on it. Let’s look into the method of building a DIY solar system step by step!
Step 1: Procurement of Required Material
You can procure the solar cells, plywood frame material, glass sheets, flux, junction box, tab ribbon, heat shrink tubing, Amp blocking diode, terminal block, tile crossers, and aluminum angle bar from your local supplier shop. The other tools required for installation can easily be found in your shed.
Step 2: Building Process
Draw a wiring diagram and solder the solar cells on a glass sheet according to that. After soldering the cells, turn the glass sheet over and place tile crossers in between the cells to keep them in place. Put the silicone sealant along the edge of the glass plate and place the other glass sheet on top of it so that the cells are sandwiched between the two glass sheets.
Step 3: Vapor Out of The Panel
Let the system dry for at least 24 hours. After it is dried, put an aluminum angle bar to make a frame to protect the glass and make the solar panel stronger.
Step 4: Junction Box
Make a junction box at the backside of the panel with a terminal block. The + end from the panel will go in the terminal at one end; at the other end, one wire will come out which will go to the inverter.
Step 6: The Inverter and Output Reading
You can get a small inverter from your local supplier. You can use a 24V to 50V inverter for a regular panel setup. If the inverter has a built-in display, that is great. Otherwise, you will need a separate display for output reading.
Step 7: Testing the Durability
It is important to test the durability of the solar panel system you have just made. Solar panels do wear out under the influence of weather conditions, but if they are taken care of properly, and proper initiatives are taken to make them water repellent, these sources of renewable energy last for long periods of time.
DIYrequire investment and proper homework to make them. However, if these prerequisites are met, they cut electricity costs to a great extent and are environmentally sustainable as well.