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9353RE: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panels

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  • offgridhomesteading.com
    Nov 4, 2009
      Kevin to work for a solar company and to tell people not to learn how to do something that may well be a beneficial skill in the coming future is asinine, and it is possible to make them cheaper and have them put out just as much power as the commercial panels, there is nothing that commercial manufactures do different from Joe in his garage except the film that they are vacuum sealed in. Those that say that someone cant do, need to get out of the way of those doing.


      Living off the GRID in Texas

      --- On Wed, 11/4/09, Kevin Conlin <kevin@...> wrote:

      From: Kevin Conlin <kevin@...>
      Subject: RE: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panels
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 3:17 PM


      Sorry, building your own solar panels does not make any sense at all.  No one can do it better or cheaper than the manufacturers, and anyone who underestimates what it takes to make a solar module survive 30 years of continuous exposure to the elements is going to make an expensive mistake.
      I guarantee it will cost anyone 3X to make their own panel, and you'll still have a vastly inferior product to what is commercially available.
      Kevin Conlin
      Heliosolar Design, Inc.
      13534 Quetzal Lane
      Houston, TX 77083
      C:  (281) 202-9629
      H:  (281) 530-7501
      F:  (281) 530-7501

      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of naturewoman2009
      Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 3:01 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panels


      Here are two sites that give a plethora of information on building your own solar panels. I'm told it's not enough power for the whole home, but it sounds like fun!

      http://www.freesunp ower.com/

      Instructables. com (type PV or solar panels in search field)


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