How to make a Solar Panel – Wiring, Soldering, and Cell Layout – Explained Simply!

This “how to make a solar panel” video shows how to connect everything together including all wiring, soldering and cell layout (using tabbed solar cells). Full easy instructions. if you are using “untabbed” solar cells watch my video on “Solar Cell Tabbing”. (tabbing is very easy to do). items can be bought as a kit on ebay. for about $48.00 you can get 40 solar cells, tabbing wire, bus wire, flux pen and even blocking diode. i used lead free rosin core solder from harbor freight. cost about $2.50. soldering iron is just a basic 30 watter. the third (and final) video will show how to encase/enclose the panels in either a plywood box or metal framed case. UPDATE: (11/10/2016) i just got the third and final video posted showing how to make the enclosure (or case) for the solar panel. here’s the link https://youtu.be/B1rtLwVe2m8

50 Comments

  1. Rob on April 11, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    For ventilation could i use the fan over the stove?

  2. prophet Idera Ademoyewa on April 11, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Hello guys please can i get this to make own solar panel at home

  3. Kelly Carver on April 11, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    I just received a bunch of solar cells I ordered and the front of them looks fine, with complete lines across the whole surface, but the backs of these have only lines across HALF the cell or even less! They don’t have three spots like yours. I saw a couple in this stack that only had an eight inch contact on the back side! So what do I attach the back wires to if there’s no line there? Are these defective and can I use them?

  4. Sanju Patel on April 11, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    muje solar plet ka matriyal chahiye

  5. Anurag Singh on April 12, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Mast

  6. Kobu Joseph on April 12, 2021 at 12:01 am

    very interesting, how do we get this materials locally, take for example i leave in cameroon. and for me to make my own solar panel for home used.

  7. Amit Tiwari on April 12, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Nice

  8. Alagu Raj on April 12, 2021 at 12:02 am

    I need to buy solar ceĺl. can send me address

  9. சிபி'S Station on April 12, 2021 at 12:02 am

    semma

  10. Ivanna Ivanova on April 12, 2021 at 12:03 am

    I really liked the concept and how you explained it! Thanks!

  11. Max Camillion on April 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Thanks for the video. On whatdo you enclose the panels on? Having a hard time trying to find some kind of enclosure.

  12. rajendra kumar on April 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Please write your address and mobile number

  13. i love you on April 12, 2021 at 12:06 am

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  14. Abu Reza on April 12, 2021 at 12:06 am

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  16. Jayesh V on April 12, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Great work bro …thank you..

  17. David Pumpkini on April 12, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Quick question, why do you need 18V panel arrangement to charge 12V battery? I was thinking of 12V arrangement. 
    Actually my plan was to use 72 panels (24 series panels connected in 3 parallel arrangement). So total output will be 12V and not sure about current, i think 15A total? 180W.

  18. Luco Milus on April 12, 2021 at 12:13 am

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  19. Ishaan bharat Mehra on April 12, 2021 at 12:16 am

    I like solar energy plate

  20. Anju Bhardwaj on April 12, 2021 at 12:18 am

    It is very good channel

  21. Prashant Vyas CG on April 12, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I am very thankful to you

  22. charmond gerapusco on April 12, 2021 at 12:18 am

    what si the size of solar cells?

  23. dadayi papa on April 12, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Please how can I get the solar cell this is my phone number 0592756823 and my email address Christiannarh6@gmail.com

  24. Baidar Bukht on April 12, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Kindly give us contact details for purchasing solar cell or complete kit?

  25. Mainak Ghosh on April 12, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Excellent tutorial video.

  26. unitcount503 on April 12, 2021 at 12:26 am

    im new at this how do you get the 12 volts i got my solatr cells say 0.5 Vmax

  27. Kobu Joseph on April 12, 2021 at 12:30 am

    very interesting, how do we get this materials locally, take for example i leave in cameroon. and for me to make my own solar panel for home used.

  28. Kishor Jayanna Kishorgouda K N on April 12, 2021 at 12:30 am

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  29. Vitthal Gaikawad on April 12, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Thanks four video

  30. Dispatcher on April 12, 2021 at 12:31 am

    is encapsulation necessary?

  31. Yohan Erandika on April 12, 2021 at 12:32 am

    is it DC Solder Iron

  32. J yu on April 12, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Is it ok to use copper wire to connect solar cell?

  33. Abhimanyu Naikare on April 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Can you please suggest any good durable material for encapsulating it into a case instead of glass. I am hopping for a durable material and which will generate the same electricity. Thanks

  34. אביבית זיתון on April 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    איך מסיגי לחות קעלה

  35. Dheeraj Kumar on April 12, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Hi

  36. Kobu Joseph on April 12, 2021 at 12:38 am

    sir, it would be good if i get your WhatsApp contact

  37. Tech me s h sadham on April 12, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Solar cell how shop name

  38. rajkumar elect. on April 12, 2021 at 12:40 am

    mujhe soler plate bana he isme kya kya part legty heiski jankari meri id per bejna sir ji

  39. Mohammad Gharaibeh on April 12, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Hi, thanks for the good video. I will try to give something similar to my senior design project students. But I have a question, are you connecting your two sets of panels in parallel or in series? I understand stand that the individual cells are connected in series, though. Thanks!

  40. Prakash Dangi on April 12, 2021 at 12:42 am

    सौलर के लिये मेटल कोन सा है और नाम क्या है

  41. Tom Kelly on April 12, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Thank you for posting this it has helped me immensley. Smaller panels are a really great idea. I am not a pro solderer so that way if I need to fix one the others can still work.

  42. amear qurashi undyal on April 12, 2021 at 12:43 am

    excellent video

  43. Winston Dumagit on April 12, 2021 at 12:47 am

    how many watts does it produce? will try to do the same solar panel diy

  44. davyrockxx on April 12, 2021 at 12:48 am

    ML solar Ebay

  45. Sasa Official on April 12, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Sir I proud of your channel because it’s came to me knewn all about the system.

  46. Saifullah Fateh on April 12, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Can I repair a broken solar plate?

  47. Kevin Gretzinger on April 12, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Your the man, Love your video keep up the good work I appreciate the good work. Don’t listen to the haters who criticize, those who can’t always shit on those who can

  48. Cristal Rosario on April 12, 2021 at 12:54 am

    What are the things your connecting the wires to?

  49. Thakor Bhaggu on April 12, 2021 at 12:55 am

    nice

  50. flukeseawalker on April 12, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Will glass block any UV rays?

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