How make a Homemade Solar Cell
Homemade solar cell is a device that you can use in converting sunlight into electricity that you can use to power up your household. Although these cells are available on local solar stores and over the internet, you can save tons of money by creating one at the comforts of your own home. Let me just say that it doesn’t take a genius to create homemade solar cells. Start by checking do-it-yourself guides over the internet. Choose those guides that were written specifically for beginners and those that contain images and illustrations.
How to make solar cell at home
Start creating your very own homemade solar cells by getting the necessary items and equipment. You can buy the necessary tools and materials from solar stores or you can shop online. I suggest that you buy those that come with easy-installation kits to make the whole process hassle-free for you.
What do I need to make one?
Remember that a homemade solar cell is an important component in creating a solar panel. The solar panel is used to absorb the sun’s light to generate the kind of energy you need. Here is a list of materials that you’ll be using:
• Copper Sheeting
• Clear Plexiglass/Acrylic Sheeting
• Some Thin Wood Strip
• copper Wire
• Duct Tape
• Metal Guillotine
• Band saw
• Electric Ring Hob
How to make a solar cell at home?
Learning how to make a solar cell from scratch is actually fun to do. For beginners, it’s always recommended to ask help from people who have done this before. Almost all companies that are offering solar cells are selling their products with their very own homemade solar cells guide that makes it a lot easier for people to understand what to do. They have step-by-step instructions with pictures that will help you visualize the whole process.
Are you ready to create your own homemade solar cell? Then, here are the steps that you need to take:
1. First thing you need to do is prepare the copper. Cut a piece which should be about the size of the burner on the stove, then wash it with soap and clean it using sandpaper.
2. The next step is to heat the copper up. It will then form an oxide coating on top. Remember to turn the burner to its highest setting when doing the procedure.
3. You have to wait until the copper has cooled down. By this time you will notice that the black oxide is decreasing. Wash it again lightly using your hands one more time.
4. Once that is complete, assemble the cell by getting another sheet of copper and solder wire to each plate. Put them together by using soldering glue.
5. Next is to seal the cell with salt or baking soda and water solution.
6. Now go ahead and test the cell using a multimeter and find a bright light source and see if it works.
That’s really what it takes to make your own solar cell. No complexities; just plain and simple practical steps. So go ahead and start building yours and begin to experience the benefits of using solar energy in your own home.