How to Make Low Cost Solar Panel - Using a Silicon Diode As a Solar Cell

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Introduction: How to Make Low Cost Solar Panel - Using a Silicon Diode As a Solar Cell

About: I am a 14 year old teenager with avid interest in the field of electronics, especially solar electronics and optoelectronics. I feel comfortable working with the latest microelectronics, Arduino being my fav...


This is a demonstration of me using a 1n4148 silicon diode as a low cost solar cell.
Many more handy projects concerning solar panels  can be found at my website:
http://mysolaradventures.blogspot.com
If you have any questions, please leave a comment on my website!
Thanks you for watching!

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    take some instructions from inplix to learn more about it

    if u use a charge controller from harbor freight tools uill be able to leave the solar set up alone.

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    but this experiment is too low i am asking how to use diodes for 1watt or 50 watts thanks

    ple help adiagram on how diode connection is for 1w solar panel

    Hi brother! its wonderful. is it possible to connect them serially/ parallely to obtain more power?

    WOW, that could be an interesting effect! Continue searching.