Archive for the ‘Homemade Energy’ Category

How To Make A Solar Panel

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

If you are a motivated do-it-yourself-er like me then you should have no problem with making a solar panel.  I will take here mostly about the basic steps on how to make a solar panel so you can get started.  You can even make this into a business by undercutting all the expensive solar panel companies.

There is really no reason to purchase the large company solar panel system even if you are afraid of electricity.  You can still generate plenty of electricity  with your homemade solar power system.

Once you have a quality manual on how to hook all this together it should be a simple process of hooking all this stuff up.  The best one I found was at Power For Home but you can use anything you can find on the internet.  Most work ok.

This is what you will need:


Sheets of glass,

Roll of copper wire,

Photovoltaic cells (new, used or free)

Charge Controller (ebay) to protect your batteries

An Inverter (ebay)

All you need is the drive and a little direction to start the process of saving money, saving energy and saving the planet all at the same time.

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My First Post on Solar Panels and Green Energy

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

My name is Kevin Adams.  I became interested in Alternative Energy when I was in college.  I would tinker around (even though I am not that handy) with anything I come across.  One of my good friends also shares my passion for Solar Energy or Green Energy.  He actually works for a Solar Power company. 

Over the last couple of years we created several Home Made Solar Power Systems that worked ok.  We just struggled along the way until we found a couple of courses.  You can see our Reviews here:  These where a god send and helped us even save more money every month.  After we purchased them: I cut my energy costs at my house by 83%.  Now I save on average $63 per month.  My buddy cut his by almost 70% and saves $98 a month.  With little tweaks here and there we keep on increasing the efficiency or our systems and it is fun!

This was my first post.  I will post more tips and tricks on Do-It-Yourself Solar Panels frequently.  So please come back.  Also please feel free to post questions or comments on this blog.

Regards, Kevin