Making DIY Solar Panels for your Off Grid home


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I’ve recently built a compost toilet which, so far doesn’t need a vent but I do like the idea of a hand-made solar panel powering the fan for a hand-made toilet. If you’re going to use the power to charge a battery/batteries, you should look for a good quality industrial lead acid battery with under voltage protection (a box that will disconnect the load if the voltage falls below a level).

I’ll be returning once my boat panels are done, with more about how the panels are made. I’ll also be able to report on how efficient my handmade solar is, and how the cost of making them compares to the benefits accrued.

If you want another solar project, take a look at the popular 'How to Build a Solar Power Plant'

Source:  Permaculture.co.uk  by Sarah Jasmon

 

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