In my last couple of blog posts, I have been writing about homemade solar system. As it turns out, this is a good idea because it will reduce your home green energy system costs quite substantially.
A complete residential solar power system can be quite expensive. The bulk of the cost is in the solar panel. About 60 percent of the budget will be spent on the solar cells.
Now you know why making your own solar panel is such a big deal. It’ll save you tons of money.
The Right Solar Panel Dimension
When we are making the solar module, how big should it be? For starter, you want to make a solar panel which can produce around 18 volts and have a power output of about 75 watts.
That said solar panel will be suitable to charge a typical 12V deep cycle a battery. To make the module, you will need 36 Photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Now, the question is how do you arrange the cells in the panel? There are 2 options you can choose.
1) 4 cells across x 9 cells down
2) 3 cells across x 12 cells down
Here’s how you get the right dimension for your DIY solar panel.
A typical solar cell is 3” x 6”. If you are using the 4 cells across arrangement, you will need at least 24” of width on the panel (6” x 4 = 24”).
For good measure, you want to have at least ¼” in between the rows, so add ¾” to the width (1/4” x 3 = ¾”).
Then add an inch on the right and left sides of the panel and you have 24 3/4 “. Lets round up to 25” for easy calculation.
Now, do the same math to get the height of the solar panel. Remember, 9 PV cells down.
Therefore 9 x 3” each, plus 8 spaces in between the cells x ¼” plus 3” to allow more spaces along the tops and bottoms of the panel for wiring the individual strings of cells together. Punch in the calculator and you will get 32”.
The right dimension for a 4 cells across x 9 cells down arrangement solar panel is 25” x 32”.
This dimension is necessary for you to make the substrate that you will be using to attach the PV cells to with liquid silicon.
Building DIY Solar Panel Under $100
Is it possible to make a solar panel for under $100? Yes it is possible if you were to follow some specific instructions. To find out how to make an inexpensive solar module, check out the Power 4 Home guide.
The program will show you step-by-step with High Definition (HD) instructional videos on how to make a solar panel with a budget of only $100. For more information, read the Power 4 Home review on this blog.
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