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Make Your Own Solar Panels

Jackie Said:

how do i make my own solar pannels?

We Answered:

Since you mention 1/4 watt, I assume that you mean solar electric panels. By the way, I think the kind of cuprous oxide panel in that example is more like 1/4 milliwatt.

I know of no way for a consumer to make their own panels, other than buying individual solar cells, and wiring them together. And even this approach generally doesn't result in a product that performs as well, or lasts very long. A commercial panel is generally warranted for 25 years - it takes a lot to build something that will last that long in the sun, rain, and snow.

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