Building Homemade Solar Cells - How to Make Your Own
Do you wish to build your own homemade solar cells?
In today's economy, more and more people are looking for ways to save on energy costs. It is only natural that those people soon investigate the advantages of solar energy. It is also a natural step to then consider building your own solar panels.
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But what exactly is a solar panel? It is basically a box that is filled with solar cells. It is the solar cells that actually do the work to gather sunlight and turn it into the energy that you will use. New solar cells are quite expensive, and can sometimes be hard to come by in any quantity. Therefore, it makes sense to try your hand at building your own homemade solar cells. Here, we will give you an idea on how to build your own homemade solar cells.
The materials needed for making your own home made solar cells is commonplace and can be found at your local hardware store. You can make a solar cell from the following materials:
How to Do It
Here are the basic steps for making homemade solar cells.
You have now created a battery and your first homemade solar cell! You would need a lot of this type of solar cell to power something as big as a solar panel, but it is a good start to learn how solar cells are made. Something of this size is an excellent science project for a student. This experiment is a good start to understanding solar power and alternate energy sources.
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