should you build your own solar panel?
- it would make a fun experiment, for educational purposes
- don’t expect too much power output in which you could power your entire house with homemade solar panels
- they have a higher risk catching on fire than factory made solar panels
- You typically can’t grid tie homemade solar panels because they don’t have a UL mark. Most utility companies won’t allow you to grid tie unlisted product.
If you’re looking for a fun educational weekend project that results in you making a solar panel to charge a battery then that is what should expecting purchasing a “make your own solar panel” resource. Although if your looking to generate serious power with reliable and safe solar panels I would highly recommend purchasing a high quality factory made solar panel. What do you think about the concept of making your own solar panels?