Building a solar panel project is one of the trendiest projects as it helps to teach children about solar energy and its uses. So, in today’s article, we will teach you how to build a DIY solar panel. Don’t worry. This process will be easy and inexpensive. Let us begin.
Let us look at the list of supplies required to build a DIY solar panel. They are as follows:
- Pen or Pencil
- Foil Paper
- Eight Stainless-steel Blades
- Plastic Bottle Cap
- Servo Motor
Steps To Build A DIY Solar Panel
Step 1: The first step is to place the cardboard on a flat surface and then stick the foil paper horizontally on its sides.
Sticking Foil Paper
Step 2: You have to place and adjust eight stainless steel blades on the cardboard sheet in the second step.
Placing the Blades
Step 3: In the following step, you should use a pencil or pen to mark the positive and negative signs on the edges of the cardboard.
Marking the Positive and Negative Points
Step 4: Now, solder the wires positive and the negative ends of the wire on the marked spots
Soldering the Wires on the base
Step 5: Now, take two cardboard pieces and stick them on the cardboard base. It will be the stand for our solar panel.
Step 6: In the next step, you should fix the solar panel on the cardboard base.
Fixing the Solar Panel on Stand
Step 7: Connect a fan with the servo motor and stick it on the plastic bottle cap.
Connecting the Fan Attached with Servo Motor
Step 8: The last step is to place the solar panel in the sunlight and then connect the wires of it with the servo motor.
DIY Solar Panel
- We recommend you use some materials such as fans from your old toys.
Things To Remember
- Make sure you use a new set of blades.
- Make sure you appropriately fix all the apparatus.
- Make sure you do not damage your hands while placing the blades.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.