Build Your Own Solar Panel: Generate Electricity from the Sun.

December 4, 2013 - Comment

Whether you’re trying to get off the grid, or you just like to experiment, Build Your Own Solar Panel has all the information you need to build your own photovoltaic panel to generate electricity from the sun. Now available for the first time in print, this revised and expanded edition has easy-to-follow directions, and over

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Whether you’re trying to get off the grid, or you just like to experiment, Build Your Own Solar Panel has all the information you need to build your own photovoltaic panel to generate electricity from the sun. Now available for the first time in print, this revised and expanded edition has easy-to-follow directions, and over 150 detailed photos and illustrations. Lists of materials, tools, and suppliers of PV cells are included. Every-day tools are all that you need to complete these projects.
Build Your Own Solar Panel will show you how to:
Design and build PV panels,
Customize panel output,
Make tab and bus ribbon,
Solder cell connections,
Wire a photovoltaic panel,
Purchase solar cells,
Test and rate PV cells,
Repair damaged solar cells,
Work with broken cells,
Encapsulate solar cells.

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Comments

J. Greene says:

A great book for the DIY tinkerer I usually only purchase items that have been thoroughly reviewed by other buyers. So when I bought this book I felt like I was taking a bit of a risk. It ended up being a risk worth taking. I won’t bother giving you a list of everything in the book because you can find that quickly enough by clicking on the “Look Inside” button over the product picture. The table of contents paints the picture very well. I would like however, to talk about tone. The author, Phillip Hurley, is a natural teacher. He talked me through the steps of making my first solar panel in a way that gave me confidence. And he kept me entertained as well. One of the things I really like about his style is that while he tells you exactly what you need to do, he also makes sure you know it’s not the only way. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to tinker in their spare time.

number one nation says:

solar 101 Very basic format, which is exactly what I was after. Very happy with this book. Would recommend this to any novice.

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