How To Make A Solar-Powered Electric Fan

by | Jan 6, 2022 | Physics, Science

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This tutorial will show you how to make a solar-powered electric fan science model. You can make this science project with leftover craft material or readily available material at home. 

The sun is the ultimate energy source for all living things over the earth’s surface. Solar cells, photocells use solar energy from the sun to produce electricity. These cells are also joined into solar panels to generate power for heating and lighting purpose. A clear sky, scanty rainfall, and the absence of clouds are the ideal conditions to trap the solar energy. 


To make the solar-powered electric fan, we need some supplies, which are listed below:


  • DC motor 
  • Wire 
  • Switch 
  • Electric tape 
  • Small Solar panel 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Motor cap 


  • Cardboard piece 
  • Wooden sheet 
  • Short wooden strips thick 
  • Plastic fan 

Steps To Make A Solar-Powered Electric Fan

Step 1: First, paste the cardboard piece slightly bent and wooden strips in the wooden Sheet using a hot glue gun.

Step 2: Attach the motor cap with the DC motor.

 And attach the motor with the fan. 

Step 3: Paste the solar panel and switch in the wooden sheet. Connect one wire of the solar panel with the switch. 

Step 4: Paste the fan on the top of the wooden strip and connect another wire of solar panel & switch wire with a fan. Secure them with the tape.

Now just place the model in front of sun rays, and when you open the switch, the fan starts rotating. 

Solar-Powered Electric Fan

Solar-Powered Electric Fan


This tutorial will help students understand the concept of solar energy panels and the working of solar-powered fans. Students can also make this model by the leftover material available at home.

Things To Remember

  • Be careful during wire connection. 
  • Ensure the stand on which the fan is attached is glued properly to the base.


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