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Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by chuqudy(m): 6:14am On Nov 08, 2014
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I have not come across any tread in this forum that talks about solar panel manufacturing. Also, I have not heard anything like solar panel manufacturing company in Nigeria. It seems every body in Naija want already made products from foreign countries. This shows how lazy we all are. I have volunteered to take the lead in this subject of solar panel manufacturing. At the end of this project, you will see how easy it is to make a solar panel. You will be able to manufacture your own solar panel with small amount of money. The last time I checked for the price of a soalr panel of about 240Watts, the sellers told me 120,000 naira. This is too high and scares people away from tapping from the numerous benefits of solar power. It is far more cheap to construct your own solar panels than to buy already made ones. Just be prepared to throw away your generator soon.

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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by omoba2k2: 6:38am On Nov 08, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by saxwizard(m): 7:32am On Nov 08, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Nutase: 7:40am On Nov 08, 2014
Oga op its like the last time u checked d price of solar panels was 2 years ago. 240W panel costs btw 45 - 50 k now.

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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Chazzyboy: 7:55am On Nov 08, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Chazzyboy: 7:57am On Nov 08, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by obua: 8:04am On Nov 08, 2014
Naseni is making solar panels in Nigeria. One other company also
Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by mpowa(m): 9:45am On Nov 08, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by chuqudy(m): 10:54am On Nov 08, 2014
Nutase:
Oga op its like the last time u checked d price of solar panels was 2 years ago. 240W panel costs btw 45 - 50 k now.

You are right. It was 2yrs ago. I lost interest in solar energy when they told me the cost of their solar panels, batteries and inverters.

obua:
Naseni is making solar panels in Nigeria. One other company also

Pls may you give us their address or contacts. Thanks for this information. Meanwhile, I am gradually gathering the neccesary tools. Unfortunately, I still have to import most of the tools. Nigeria is really lagging behind.
Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by hahn(m): 11:15am On Nov 08, 2014
chuqudy:


You are right. It was 2yrs ago. I lost interest in solar energy when they told me the cost of their solar panels, batteries and inverters.



Pls may you give us their address or contacts. Thanks for this information. Meanwhile, I am gradually gathering the neccesary tools. Unfortunately, I still have to import most of the tools. Nigeria is really lagging behind.


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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by chuqudy(m): 4:03am On Nov 09, 2014
Sun is the earth's primary source of energy. Without it, there would be no life on earth. The amount of power that the sun deposits on the surface of the earth is about 1000W/m2(watts per square meter). Plants and other organisms capture the energy of the sunlight and convert it into chemical energy that can be later released to fuel their activities. The oxygen released in the process of photosynthesis is used by man and other animals for respiration. In the past, the sun was used to make fire and now, with the invention of photovoltaic technology, the modern man has got another means of generating electricity.

Use of solar energy (photovoltaic systems or PV systems) has a lot of advantages over the use of traditional power sources:

1. It is environment friendly (it does not have the disadvantages associated with continuous fuel usage such as global warming, acid rains, water pollution, noise pollution etc.)
2. Independence ( No more electricity bills or lesser bills)
3. Zero fuel costs
4. Low maintenance
5. Reliabilty (it guarantees power provision even in less optimal weather. If you choose to install a solar system with battery storage you can even use the electricity generated by it during nighttime)
6. Durability (solar panels can last more than 25 years before degradation sets in)
7. Safety (no fear of fuel fire or tranformer explosions)
8. Flexibility (depending on your needs, PV systems can be configured in many ways eg. For phone/PC charging, for street lights, for cars, for houses)
9. Modularity( you can start your solar panel collection with one panel and add more incrementally. Therefore, once you build and install your PV panels( solar panels) they don’t wear out and you can add to them with time as you get more solar panels.

However, there are some disadvantages. These disadvantages can still be easily overcome or lessened with a little bit of ingenuity:

1. Initial cost (this is why it is good to learn how to do your own solar panel to reduce costs)
2. Solar radiation variability (weather greatly affects the power output of a PV system and changes in site conditions may require a change in design).
3. Energy efficiency (you might need to replace any inefficient appliances)

Solar cell/panel/array
The Basis of a PV system is the individual solar cell(pictured below), which is a square of a disc made of semiconductor material (e.g. silicone) that generates voltage and current when exposed to sunlight (photons in the sunlight are absorbed by the semiconducting material causing the negatively charged electrons to become loose from their atoms and flow through the material thus producing electricity).
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Solar cells, which have a positive charge on one side and a negative charge on the other, are connected to create a module or panel. A panel consists of several rows of cells wired in parallel or series and placed between a clear and encapsulating substrate. Several panels wired at a specific voltage form an array. See photo below.
[img]http://2.bp..com/-3Us8xl2smpo/VF7IEvdKjzI/AAAAAAAABx0/PvUWR87zFMk/s1600/solar.jpg[/img]
Tools & Materials Needed
The worst thing is being right in the middle of work and find out that you are missing some tool(s) or material(s). Therefore, I must gather all these tools and materials before I start the main project.

Tools
1. Pencil or marker
2. Acrylic cutter
3. Caulk gun
4. Multi-meter
5. Soldering iron
6. Respiratory and eye protection
7. Gloves
8. Stainless steel screws and nuts
9. A Phillips screwdriver
10. A Igbo screwdriver
11. Fine point needle nose pliers
12. Carpenter’s square and measuring tape
13. Testing block

Materials:
1. Solar cells
2. White and clear acrylic sheaths
3. Caulk – liquid silicone
4. Flux, flux pen and solder
5. Chase Nipple and J-box
6. Tab and bus wire
7. C-profile aluminium frame
8. Low gauge wires
9. Double terminal strip

Let me stop here for now. Next time, we will discuss some elementary electrophysics. Then check the costs of these tools/materials. I will buy the ones that are unavailable through aliexpress, alibaba or amazon. When all the tools and materials are complete, the main koko begins. Till then, stay tuned.

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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by lahit14(m): 6:56am On Nov 09, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by wierdpsycho: 7:51am On Nov 09, 2014
nice one op
Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by saxwizard(m): 7:18am On Nov 10, 2014
yes good


can u help out with video tutorials as well??
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by iahmed(m): 10:02am On Nov 10, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by chuqudy(m): 12:09pm On Nov 10, 2014
saxwizard:
yes good
can u help out with video tutorials as well??

Sure. At the end of the project, I will share the video here.
Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Scout60(m): 1:21pm On Nov 10, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Juliana7: 4:01pm On Nov 10, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Hkenny: 6:00pm On Nov 10, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by Nobody: 4:55pm On Nov 23, 2014
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Re: Join Me And Learn As I Manufacture A Standard Solar Panel by koolg: 5:15pm On Nov 23, 2014
@OP
good idea, but have u made one before?

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