How To Build A Solar Panel

Robert Smith October 28, 2010

Robert explains in the video below how to build a solar panel and a solar power system easily and cheaply. Note, the video player will automatically take you to the next video in the series of videos.

Project Photo Gallery:


  • 36 Solar Cells
  • 60ft. of Tabbing Wire
  • 15ft. of Bus Wire
  • Rosin Flux Pen
  • Tube/Roll of Solder
  • Good Soldering Iron
  • 2×4 Pressure Treated Plywood or Marine
    Grade Plywood
  • 2×4 Plexiglass
  • 2×4 Pegboard
  • (two) 1x2x10 Pressure Treated Plywood or
    Marine Grade Plywood
  • Sander and Sand paper
  • Staple Gun or Stapler


  • UV Protector Sealant
  • Paint Brush or Roller
  • Transparent Silicone
  • Caulk Gun
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Crimping Pliers
  • 2 Wiremold Strips
  • 20 Gauge Copper Wire
    (Red and Black) – Large Roll
  • Tile Spacers
  • Mending Plates
  • Power Drill
  • Drill Bit
  • Vapor Barrier – Ex. Slygard 184 or EVA



Solar Panel Project Expenses Spreadsheet:

Solar Project Price Total


Links To Devices

Links To Solar Cells & Electronic Devices Used:

400 Watt Inverter12v Deep Cycle BatteryCharge Controller36 3x6 Evergreen Solar Cells kit pretabbed flux solderKill A Watt

Links To Alternative & Optional Devices:

5A Analog Ampere Panel Meter Current Amp 895C1-A

Diagrams & Connection Guides:

How To Build A Solar Panel - Solar System SetupHow To Build A Solar Panel - Series & Parellel Connection




About Author

Robert Smith

I'm the proud owner of greentechtown.com, and I gained a passion for green energy from building my very own solar panel. I believe solar energy and other renewable energies are our future, and my goal is to continue to expose others to that technology. View all posts by Robert Smith →

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