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  • Kevin Conlin
    Nov 4, 2009
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      No it's not. The purpose of this group is to share information, and my advice to this group is to not fool themselves into thinking there is any logical reason to try and build their own PV module.
       
      Perhaps you can share with the group how you do it?  Can you explain to us how you determined the correct cell interconnect geometry to overcome long term work hardening due to daily thermal cycling, a typical failure mode in an inexpensive panel?
       
      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 offgridhomesteading.com
      Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 6:11 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panels

       

      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.

      David
      OffGridHomesteading .com

      Living off the GRID in Texas


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

      From: Kevin Conlin <kevin@heliosolardes ign.com>
      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)

      -Pat

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