## Step 6: Fill and Seal the Cell

seal the cell and fill it with a solution of baking soda (or cooking salt) and water
<p>Hi just wondering which piece of copper acts as the anode and which the cathode, and why is the saltwater needed? what is its function.</p>
<p>good</p>
size depends<br>small cathod
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Can it turn a dc motor
<p>sir i need to charge a cellphone using this can you explain to me how can i do it? please answer me</p>
how much volts and wats we got from this cell?
how much cost sir?<br>
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<p> a big cooper plate can make more voltage</p>
What if i use an aluminum does it work
What if i use a aluminum sheet instead of a copper sheet
<p>I made my solar panels with INPLIX plans. Just gooogle for inplix</p>
<p>Just though it was interesting that by your numbers (58 microamps and 0.1 volts) you would need 1,000,000 cells (rounding down) to power one 60w light bulb, which is about 50,000 square meters (assuming 4x2 inches) as opposed to typical photovoltaics which using the same area would produce about 12,000,000 watts peak.</p>
<p>WHAT IS COPPER FLASHING? HOW THICK MUST IT BE? HOW LONG? HOW WIDE? i CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE DIAGRAM IN SPANISH WHICH INDICATES PRESUMABLY A NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE, NOT CAN I ESTABLISH THE PURPOSE OF THE SMALL STRIP OF COPPER. HELP ME, I'M TECHNICALLY AN IDIOT BUT DESPERATELY NEED TO BUILD THIS CELL.</p>
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<p>i wants to self make a solar panel so can u help me ? </p>
Yeah sure what do you want to know?
sir can i make many of this solar panel and then connect them to each other like a battery? ,, and if i can how many of this solar panel should i make for me to be able to power a small light bulb used for toys?
You need 22 cells to light a small toy bulb connect all cells in series
<p>I BELIEVE I CAN HELP YOU A BIT, SOLAR CELLS ALL ARE .1/2 VOLT, THE SIZE OF THE CELL DETERMINES THE AMPERAGE. LETS SAY YOU WANT TO BUILD A 12V SOLAR PANEL CHARGER, YOU WILL NEED 27 CELLS WHICH WOULD EQUAL ABOUT 13.5 VOLTS, YOU NEED 1 VOLT AND A HALF MORE TO CHARGE. I BUILT ONE MANY YEARS AGO HOOKED IT UP TO A BOOM BOX AND IT PLAYED AS IF IT HAD BATTERIES, ONLY SUNLIGHT WAS USED. SHOULD YOU BUILD ONE USE SILICONE ADHESIVE ON THE CELLS.</p><p>GOOD LUCK</p>
<p>may i know how to connect several copper solar cell into one to get a more power</p>
You can connect copper cells in series to get exat voltage you want,when you exceed to that voltage connect the other cell into parallel so you can get the power you want if any questions you can comment below
<p>i like this project and intend to experiment with it a good bit. there a few points that come to mind though.</p><p>first: id like to find a way to do it cheaper with as many free, recycled, easy to find, and scrap components. also suggestions for alternative materials would be nice so that the primary things are not simply directed to acquire from the hardware store.</p><p>some of my ideas were to use old cat-3 phone line (which is often solid inside walls and braided when outside). i use solder from old pluming or circuit boards. actually an old computer could give you the wiring and enough solder for a few of these.</p><p>1/2&quot; copper pipe translates to about 1.6&quot; when cut and flattened and has a thickness of 0.028mm to 0.049mm, depending on type, and can be cut to whatever length.</p><p>1&quot; copper pipe translates to about over 3&quot; and has a thickness of about. 0.035mm to 0.065mm.</p><p>either of these aren't uncommon to find as scrap, and if bought would be much cheaper than flashing by the square inch as well as mass. is that acceptable or does the copper need to be thin enough to grade by mil to work? (if so, id just suggest smashing it more!)</p><p>i would also add tomato based hot sauce packets to the list of materials with which to clean the copper. it works well and rinses away clean.</p><p>secondly, i would really like to investigate how to do a solar cell with common US coins, if possible.</p><p>pennies are currently made with a 97.5% zinc core and only with a 2.5% copper coating. could the zinc be used, or perhaps the copper coating? could time and temperature be adjusted on the stove or would the process be completely different or even totally ineffective because of the different makeup.</p><p>im not very clear on the physics or chemistry involved. if anyone could offer any assistance with making this idea work, it would be appreciated greatly.</p><p>im adding other common (non-collector) coin compositions for quick reference.</p><p>nickles: since 1946 are a mixture of 75% copper and 25% nickel cupronickel (75% copper, 25% nickel) alloy.</p><p>dimes (2.268g,) quarters (5.67g,) and half dollars (11.34g,): since 1965 are made of cupronikle alloy sandwiching a 99.5% copper core.</p><p>Sacagawea dollar (8.1g): is a 99.5% copper core surrounded by manganese bronze, an alloy which consists of about 77% copper, 12% zinc, 7% manganese, and 4% nickel.</p><p>And no, this use of American coinage is not illegal, as it is not willful counterfeit or fraudulence.</p>
<p>i wants to self make a solar panel so can u help me ? </p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>i want to make a solar panel because actually to buy it is costly as well after that also if i wants to replace my home electricity supply instead to solar energy can i do this?</p><p>as well my question if i generate electricity anyhow by solar power or wind power how i can store that electricity as i can use only when its need is any idea?</p>
<p>Is it nessary to use a electric burner</p>
<p>Yes. A gas burner would not allow the oxygen to reach the copper. An oven would wake too freaking long and wouldnt work properly.</p>
<p>Assuming I were to make more than one of these, how would I wire them up so that I could make a small solar panel producing about 25 watts?</p>
<p>Assuming you have 750kg of copper, in parallel.</p>
Just wondering if you can use two large pieces the same size with a small gap in the case. Or, do both pieces have to see the sun for it to work. Side A would be the shiny copper and side B would show the oxidized copper.
I can not translate well to your question, if you write it with other words i'll reply, I apologize
<p>He is asking if the copper plates have to be the same size, and if both pieces of copper have to be facing the sun for the cell to work.</p><p>The answers to these are: No, no. The copper plates do not have to be that same size, nor do both of them have to face the sun. You will, however, have to make sure that the sheet which you heated will have to face the sun.</p>
I added a drawing. Would this work better or do they have to be side by side?
hi it is nice idea can you please explain the idea to me. It would be very helpful
now I understand what you wanted to say! thanks! Great idea! the path of ions is a little 'longer but the whole surface of the cell can collect photons thanks for sharing your idea! it only remains to test it I apologize for my bad English Ciao Alessio
<p>think you ..you are good because explane this information</p>
<p>thank you! you are very kind</p>
<p>what could be possible alternative of copper in doing this home made solar panel? are coal / charcoal possible? please do cater my query, badly need it for my theses write-up..thanks</p>
<p>alternative to chopper could be other semiconductor... no easy to find at home</p>
<p>think you ..you are good because explane this information</p>