Dyi Solar Panels Needed - Green Home Improvement - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Green Home Improvement


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

dyi solar panels needed

i have purchased the greendiyengery.com soler guide and im looking where to buy the solar panles and the converter box and what ealse i need to hook the solar panles up to my house has eny one done this and where did they git the eguiment


b pahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 09:23 AM   #2
DIY Hack
Mr Chips's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Location, Location
Posts: 1,306
Rewards Points: 506

when you say "diy solar panels" do you mean you are looking to buy solar cells, and solder up a diy panel? if so, ebay is a good source for cells. If you are looking to buy completed panels for a diy system, you can get them from just about anywhere, including www.northerntool.com, www.homedepot.com, www.amazon.com,

As far as what else you need, it depends on what you want to do, and how big of a system you are doing.

the minimum you will need is:

1 panel
1 charge controller
1 battery
1 inverter if you want to run 120v stuff ( i assume this is what you mean by converter box)
misc wiring and connectors


Those who can, do...
Those who can't criticize on the internet

Last edited by Mr Chips; 10-05-2009 at 09:31 AM.
Mr Chips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 34
Rewards Points: 25

Originally Posted by b pahl View Post
i have purchased the greendiyengery.com soler guide

Look at this spoof web site. It may be a spoof but it has a very serious message: http://www.diysolar.com/

I saw the photographs of the remains of a house the other day where the owner had fitted home-made solar panels on the roof. They shorted and caught fire and pretty much destroyed the house.

If you want to build your own solar system, use professionally manufactured panels. Due to the price drop in the industry over the past six months they're pretty much as cheap as building your own now and they all come with a decent warranty.

Last edited by mboxwell; 10-07-2009 at 05:07 PM.
mboxwell is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you build your own solar panels? jpclark Green Home Improvement 4 11-29-2009 03:15 AM
newbe here, on solar panels WayneBlake Introductions 12 08-26-2009 04:23 PM
Questions about mounting PLYWOOD solar panels to a roof romesa Electrical 12 05-04-2009 08:06 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1