Home made Solar panel 18 to 20 Volts and 70 Watts DIY I hope you enjoy a short video showing my first home made solar panel made from a powerful chain of solar cells. The front of the solar panel as tempered glass and the back of the panel has PVC plastic joined by C channel for support. I also used silicon to seal the unit. Again forgive the shoddy camera work, all my good equipment I left at work. If you made your own solar panels I would love to hear some tips and ideas. I love the idea of powering my home from the sun using solar panels. Have a great weekend, -Pete Mixcatcom Mixcat.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
Please make sure to work in a well ventilated area! This video shows what items and tools are required for making a solar panel. And how to go about making one. Individual broken solar cells are soldered together to make a solar panel. The panel can be made any size. The voltage needs to be high for it to be dangerous. V/R=I If R is very large I is small (body resistance) So large voltage is needed to increase I I or current is dangerous flowing in body. For more instructions and projects go to my web page: Capital17.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
Oil giant to buy .4B stake in SunPower
French energy behemoth Total will own a majority stake in the San Jose, Calif.-based solar panel maker–one of the biggest moves ever by an oil and gas company into the renewable-energy market. Read more on CNET
Biz Break: Higher gas prices hit consumers, but lift Chevron’s profit
Today: Consumer incomes and spending rise, but much of that spending is the result of higher gas prices. Plus: Chevron’s profit soars to .2 billion. And: SunPower stock climbs after a French oil giant agrees to buy a majority stake in the San Jose solar panel maker. Read more on San Jose Mercury News
Solar-panel producers stand to benefit from nuke fears
Akiko Hirai says the Hamaoka power station 3 km from her home evokes such dread of the crippled Fukushima plant that she would spend ¥500,000 installing solar panels if it helped make Japan nuclear-free. “Who can really guarantee that they’re 100 percent safe? I want nuclear plants to be halted if they’re so frail,” said the 53-year-old housewife, who has lived in Shizuoka Prefecture for more … Read more on The Japan Times
These Solar Portable Hardcase Laptop Charger uses high efficient monocrystalline silicon solar cells with 10W power output and above 17% transfer rate. It can be applied to outdoor jobs or works, journeys, explorations and other emergencies or situations or place lacking in electricity resources. It’s a green and convenient mobile electric source. Product Description and Specifications: I: Input Type Solar energy / DC adapter II: Input Voltage: DC 12V~20V III: Battery Voltage: DC 11. 1v IV: Rating Power: 28W V: Output DC voltage [Output 1]: 5. 6±0. 2v, 350mA (suitable for mobile phone charging and for 4 pcs 1. 2v rechargeable battery charging) [Output 2]: 8. 4±0. 2v, 350mA (suitable for digital camera and digital vidicon ’s 7. 2v battery charging) [Output 3]: 13. 7v±0. 2v, 500mA (suitable for 12Vbattery charging or for DC 12V power supply directly) [Output 4]: 17V±0. 2v, 650mA (suitable for laptop computer charging) VI: Display Function LED (low power display, charging display) VII: Other Function: Low voltage, battery fully charging, high load alarm and high current protect functions ————————————————— Dimension (W*L*H) 280*205*25 Weight: 2. 3kg Inner box 30cm*22cm*4cm Outer box 33cm*25*42cm (10pcs) The solar panel power and voltage is 10W / 16V, charging time is 4 hours (For 4AH battery) Read more: www.sulit.com.ph Video Rating: 3 / 5
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Close-up detail of the panels electrical connectors.
These came out of the educational system, anybody know anything about them spec. wise?
Post a comment or email if you have some idea on power and voltage, they read about 3.5v in direct sunlight. I have not looked at current yet.
Affordablesolarframes.com Mark Patrick of Affordable Solar Frames shows you how to build your own solar panel from scratch. This video will provide you with the materials you need and a step by step process to build your own solar frame at home at a very discounted price, with better quality.
Ojai Valley festival celebrates Earth Day
The music of Jonathan McEuen and The Way Much played over a solar-panel powered sound system and the food choices were largely vegetarian at the 12th annual EarthPlay 2011 Saturday at Oak Grove School in Meiners Oaks. Read more on Ventura County Star
Solar Panel Project opens at Twin Falls School
TWIN FALLS, ID. (KMVT-TV) This afternoon hundreds of student from O’leary middle school celebrated their opening of their very own solar panel project. O’leary middle school was chosen to participate along with 13 other schools state wide in the solar program. Read more on KMVT Twin Falls
Plantronics Celebrates Earth Day as Largest Solar Panel Installation in Santa Cruz County Nears Completion
SANTA CRUZ, CA–(Marketwire – 04/22/11) – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT – News ) today announced that its solar panel installation is nearing completion and it is bringing in local vendors to raise environmental awareness among employees. These activities are part of Plantronics’ Earth Day celebration and will help the company and its associates reduce impact on the environment. Pat Wadors, Senior Vice … Read more on Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance
Solar Panel R&D Hub Coming to Rochester
A New Jersey solar technology company is bringing its research and development to Rochester. Read more on WROC Rochester
How to build a Solar Panel from Solar Cells DIY Part 2 This is a video of how I build solar panels from single solar cells wired in series. This is a great DIY “do it yourself” Green power project. These solar panels are very powerful and following these steps you will be able to make them for 1/3 of what they sell them for in the stores. If your looking to get off the grid or just drop your electric bill this is perfect for you! Stay tuned for up and coming parts. I will seal these solar panels and test them in up and coming videos. We will even show how we install it on my own home and how I connect it to our grid tie inverter. I hope you enjoy the video. All the best, -Pete Mixcat.com mixcatcom Video Rating: 4 / 5
Documenting building a homemade solar panel from solar cells that would have otherwise been thrown out. Learn how to build your own similar panel @ Instructables.com Details: 36 Cells were used in series Thats ~19 volts @ 3.5 Amps the panel measures 41.5″ x 23″ And yes, its completely awesome. Video Rating: 4 / 5