you again. I want to thank you for the very first kit I bought from you
which enabled me to get my feet wet and give me the confidence to
continue on my endeaver in solar/wind energy. Sincerely, Randy
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you can go to my feedback and read all of these and more
GREAT WAY TO LEARN WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A SOLAR PANEL WITHOUT A
LARGE INVESTMENT IN TIME OR MONEY.
kit is perfect for the curious about solar, a novice who wants to
start building his/her own solar panels.
This kit will keep you from making
mistakes, it will keep you on the right track, If at any time you do
not understand something you will have my e-mail address for free
on-line help. I want
you to have fun building this panel and give you the confidence to
take on larger solar panel projects.
COMPLETE YOU WILL HAVE A 30+ WATT PANEL YOU CAN BE PROUD OF
36 x.5v =18v
x 2 AMPS = 36 WATTS MAXIMUM
THESE CELLS ARE CUT FROM THE 6" X 6" CELLS I HAVE FOR SALE THEY ARE RATED OVER 8 AMPS EACH.
CELLS ARE RATED WITHOUT ANY COVERINGS ON THEM FROM THE MANUFACTURER THEM ONCE YOU PUT A GLASS FRONT ON YOUR PANEL EXPECT A LITTLE LESS OUTPUT FROM THEM, AROUND 10 %, THAT IS WHY I SAY 30+ WITH A 36 MAX.
KIT IS LIKE INTRO TO SOLAR 101
ME TELL YOU WHAT YOU GET AND WHY:
* 45 3" X 3" RATED AT 2 AMPS EACH These
cell are easy to work with they are 3" square cells. I put 45 cells in my DIY KIT so I know you will have 36 good ones when you are done.
25 feet of tabbing
wire: tabbing wire is
the flat skinny wire used professionally to connect cells together.
You need 6" for each cell THIS GIVES YOU SEVERAL EXTRA FEET.
48" of bus wire:
Bus wire is the wider thicker wire used as
a common connection point for multiple connections. WHERE MORE CURRENT IS FLOWING YOU NEED THICKER WIRE.
2 feet of 18 gauge black and red
wire: you will attach these wires in the junction box.
one (1) blocking diode: 3 amp/600
watt A blocking diode
is a semiconductor device used to stop the flow of current from one
direction, but allow it in the opposite direction. In lay mans terms
it is a one way street for electricity, You attach the diode to the
(+) lead and when the panel is making electricity it will flow into
your battery for example but when the sun went down or
behind a cloud the
battery would try to flow backwards into the panel, this could
cause two things to happen the battery you just charged would
discharge or the electricity from the battery could damage the cells,
the diode will not let the electricity flow backwards. You will be soldering the diode in the junction box provided.
50 spacers used to keep the glass front and the plastic back from damaging the cells.
one ROSIN FLUX PEN you swipe the pen tip where you will solder, it helps adhesion and solder flow.
one TUBE SOLDER in a dispenser pack, this is leaded solder 17 feet long coiled in a plastic dispenser. leaded solder has a lower melting temp. and I think it is easier to use the the "NO LEAD" type.
ONE BASIC JUNCTION BOX: this you will attach to the back of the panel and use it to connect wires . Both from inside and outside the panel.
INSTRUCTIONS; INSTRUCTIONS; YOU WILL GET
* How to solder tabbing wire on your cells
* How to connect
tabbed cells together
* Connecting strings of cells
* How to attach the plastic backing and junction box
* How to test your connected cells
* How to
make a frame and attach the frame
THE INSTRUCTIONS COME ON A CD, THIS SAVES A LOT OF PAPER AND THE PICTURES LOOK GREAT.
The CD contains 3 videos and
35 PAGES OF DETAIL INSTRUCTIONS with 32 pictures.
MORE - MORE -MORE: ALL ON THE CD
* My e-mail address to ask any
questions * A list of
tools and supplies you should have on hand before you start
* A web site I found that has a wealth of
information FREE. all kinds of tech stuff , also a list of terms and
definitions some of which I looked up and used in this ad. info
about solar panels, charge controllers, storage batteries sizing a
system, battery wiring diagrams and more all FREE.
* The name of a great magazine that has so
much information in it all geared for the home owner
KIT DOES NOT CONTAIN THAT YOU WILL NEED SOME BEFORE YOU START SOME WHEN YOU ARE NEAR THE END OF THE PROJECT:
BEFORE YOU START * You will need a soldering iron( 40 WATT IS WHAT I USE) either the gun style or the stick
kind. I sell them in my store HEARTOFTHESUN-SOLAR YOUR SOLDERING IRON SHOULD HAVE A CHISEL SHAPE TIP NOT A PENCIL TIP, ON THE CD I SHOW YOU HOW TO MODIFY A PENCIL TIP TO
A CHISEL TIP.
* A VOLT METER( MULTI-METER) NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY BUT REAL HANDY I would recommend one.
NEAR THE END
* A tube of
silicone (clear) (home depot/hardware store)
* A sheet of window glass use a piece 36" x 18" ( 46cm x 92 cm) Home Depot sells a pre-cut 36 x 18
* A sheet of plastic also 36” x 18” 1/4 inch thick ( .5 -.6 cm) *
If you intend to charge a deep-cycle battery you will need a small
charge controller, this will act like the diode and it will also give
the battery the electricity the way the battery wants it( more about
this at that web site I told you was full of info FREE) I also sell them in my store.
* TWO 8’ x 1/2" ( 2.44 M x 13mm) of aluminum c-channel ( home depot ) for your frame.
COMPLETING ONE OF MY KITS YOU SHOULD HAVE THE CONFIDENCE AND
KNOWLEDGE TO BUY ANY CELL ON THE MARKET, EVEN THE MORE EXPENSIVE MORE
FRAGILE CELLS AND BUILD MUCH LARGER MORE POWERFUL PANELS.
some of the cells in the kit will have small chips on the edges they are cut from larger cells and it is just part of the process.
some of the pictures in the ad are of a completed panel YOU DO NOT GET A COMPLETED PANEL YOU HAVE TO BUILD IT YOURSELF.
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