I became interested in solar panels and making my own for my garage so that I could do more household projects. I don't have an electrical degree but with the vast amount of knowledge, tips and tricks regarding building solar panels on the interweb, I wanted to consolidate and share my project with those who are also interested in making a solar panel out of quality materials that will last for more than 15 years.
Step 1: Tools
Box Cutter or Scissors
Metal Working Drill Bits (makes drilling the aluminum a little easier)
Clamps, Makes using the mitre box easier
Sockets (I list these only to be used as weights to weigh down the panels when wiring these in series. This will make more sense later.)