You learned to crawl before you walked. And you learned to walk before you started to run. The same thing applies here. Each step builds on and leads to the next step.
It’s my hope you’ll expand your skills and knowledge to build even more solar generators.
A Qwik-Solar video has been posted on Instructables here.
A free pdf plan for the Qwik-Solar can be downloaded here.
Solar Power Kits are now available - Look in the Market Place.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Safety First! Gather all materials together first. Remember to always wear your safety
equipment when using any tools.
Supply List: *prices are current as of 2010
Impact resistant safety glasses @ $2.00
Reusable corded ear plugs @ $1.00
Industrial vinyl gloves @ $3.00
15 watt solar panel @ $80.00
5 in 1 portable power pack @ $100.00
7 amp solar charge controller @ $26.00
Electric tape @ $1.00
Drill Master 18 volt cordless 4 tool combo pack @ $40.00
Note: A hacksaw can be used in place of a power saw.
Items for your mounting frame can be purchased from a home improvement center.
One 10 foot lengths of schedule 40, 1.25” PVC pipe @ $4.00
PVC primer, glue, and connectors @ about $20.00
Self tapping (#8 or #10) ¾ inch screws @ $4.00/box
All together, your first Qwik-Solar will be between $275.00 and $300.00