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PV Solar System

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Size of system.
Photovoltaic solar system made with mono-crystalline cells.

Design[edit]

I have been working on a photovoltaic solar system for a couple of weeks now, and this is where I am at. I bought my solar cells from ebay, and I bought some of the supplies needed from amazon. Once I received the supplies I soldered the cells together using some solder and the tabbing wire, with the soldering iron. I then soldered all the cells to form rows and laid them out ready to be put into a case. This system should put out around 120 watts, or around 18 volts.

Materials:

  • Solar Cells (from ebay)
  • Tabbing Wire (amazon)
  • Bus Wire (amazon)
  • Diodes (amazon)
  • Flux Pen (amazon)
  • Soldering Iron (hardware store)
  • Solder (hardware store)

Next Steps[edit]

As of now the solar system does not have a mount. The mount will also take some time and money, and I will eventually upload a picture of the system mounted. The materials I still need to create the mount are:

  • 2x4 for the outer shell/design
  • Glass to place inside the wood frame
  • Resin to pour and harden over the cells when they are laid upon the glass.
  • Waterproof Paint to paint the wood, and make sure it will not deteriorate.

Finally once I have it mounted I will need to acquire an 18 volt battery, and an inverter to change the current from DC to AC so the solar system can charge the battery.

Project Goals[edit]

Eventually I would like this solar system to be used to power electronics in my camper van.



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Next Steps[edit]

As of now the solar system does not have a mount. The mount will also take some time and money, and I will eventually upload a picture of the system mounted. The materials I still need to create the mount are:

  • 2x4 for the outer shell/design
  • Glass to place inside the wood frame
  • Resin to pour and harden over the cells when they are laid upon the glass.
  • Waterproof Paint to paint the wood, and make sure it will not deteriorate.