How To Make Homemade Solar Panels

Perhaps you’ve realized the many benefits that homemade solar panels give you such as saving money on energy bills, helping the environment, utilizing ‘free’ energy, and increasing the value of your house.

Well, if you are seriously considering setting up homemade solar panels I want to go through the basics of what you’ll need.

Homemade solar panels
Homemade solar panels

Essential Components For How to Make Homemade Solar Panels


  • The photovoltaic cell (PV cell) is the essential component of the solar panel because that is the component that will convert the solar energy into electricity. The ‘panel’ is actually comprised of many of these PV cells connected together in series. The panel will convert the sunlight into energy.
  • You’ll also need a battery to store the energy that the panel generates. On cloudy days, you can still receive energy from stored energy that your solar panels have created with the battery. There are many types of batteries available to store the energy.
  • With the battery, you’ll need a charge controller that will prevent the battery from overcharging.
  • Finally, you’ll need an inverter. The solar panels generate electricity in the form of Direct Current, while most household appliances run on Alternating Current. The Inverter will do this conversion for you allowing you to use the solar panels to run everyday household appliances such as microwaves and computers.

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