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DIY Solar Panel $1 A WATT DIY part 3 Encapsulation Resin Overview Wood Frame “Top DIY Solar Panels”

Do it yourself {solar lights} DIY panel THIS IS PART 3 of the DIY {solar lights} process including good priced Encapsulation Resin and wood frame construction.



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27 Comments on "DIY Solar Panel $1 A WATT DIY part 3 Encapsulation Resin Overview Wood Frame “Top DIY Solar Panels”"

  1. luffararne says:

    Also please do consider using wooden dowel pins + clamps instead of that nasty screw from outside. That will make it even stronger cause the surface area of attachment will increase a lot, there can be no doubts about that!

  2. TheSayd007 says:

    What glass is good?

  3. Hey Dan, thanks a for the videos, what brand of epoxy resin do you recommend of your backing?

  4. PipeCorn says:


    Dan, What kind of glass do you use in your home made panels? I just purchased a few hundred cells and want to make my own panels.

  5. The most affordable option is found glass from windows or whatever. Then build to that size. You can cut if it is not tempered. Buying non-reflective glass runs the cost up close to a pre-manufactured completer panel. I have one made from a sliding glass door. Realllllly heavy but worked. I will have a new video using UV cure resins. They dimple horribly when cured but the plastic sheet method works good.


    towards the end.

  6. KD8EGV says:

    low iron matte 1/4" tempered glass, its a bit expensive

  7. Excellent DIY video, but a caveat on building panels is that they will not be UL 1703 certified, which means no electrical inspector or building code authority will allow them to be feed electricity to the grid. In Europe the needed certifications are: IEC 61215, 61646 and 61730. Try to get a 'non-branded' solar panel on a building permit and you'll be shot down in most every jurisdiction. If you live in an unincorporated area that doesn't require permits, DIY panels can be da bomb.

  8. Nice part about living in rural areas:-)

  9. A Malevolent says:


    "Everything in sunlight deteriorates."

    Actually everything deteriorates… over time… comprising such factors as sunlight in the process.

    Sorry for being a troll. 8(

  10. This guy cracks me up: "You just want a nice bead; That is the UGLIEST bead I've ever done…"/ clip to redemption bead video…  VERY modest! Important for people to learn from. Good job brother! Keep posting!

  11. John Scelsi says:

    is all of this that much cheaper than just buying premade?

    im in central america and we are looking into how we can use solar power at my location. 

  12. ponkkaa says:

    Whats volts?   Abbott and costello ref.  Interesting stuff here.

  13. richard cero says:

    your video is time consuming

  14. The "G" says:

    What about using EVA glass laminate or Spray Flex to encapsulate the solar cells?

  15. jimmy5F says:

    Just a word on applying sealant: If you cut the tip on an angle, put the cut side down in the corner, and push it forwards as you squeeze, and don't squeeze too much out as you go, it will make a very nice fillet.

  16. Great Videos Keep on the good work

  17. robert k says:

    Have you tried sylgard 184?

  18. robert k says:

    from what i have found you may want to use a vibrating table to get bubbles out.

  19. robert k says:

    what about the yellowing over time ?

  20. robert k says:

    oh i forgot to ask do you have a video on how to build the solar tracking system on your

  21. robert k says:

    i found the video just took some looking around

  22. will your panels stop working when the resin yellows? or will they just not generate as much power?

  23. jim c says:

    Which Encapsulent Product do You Use, Is it still availabe, where do You Buy it ?

  24. w8stral2 says:

    For clear epoxy or for polyester resin, put a UV coating on it, erm on top of the Acrylic panel or however which way you choose to do it. In either case, it will not yellow. Yes, you will have to redo the UV coating every 3 years or so. This allows one to use dirt cheap polyester resin. This is how one keeps your wood products exposed to salt water and UV light all year long looking good. Some folks will call it spar varnish. In reality it is UV inhibitor. Can also get this in Polyurethane if this is in a wear environment for instance if you made a solar panel deck or patio.

  25. What epoxy did he use?

  26. Thanks for all GREENPOWERSCIENCE . you have been done the great job . I have question for you today. since the solar cell produce 0.5v , mean that you will need 10 cells to have 5v. on some of my project i would like to use 2 or 3 or 4 cells of 0.5v each for my usb device., how can I do? do i have to use a DC to DC converter to boost up the voltage at 5v?

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