How to make solar cells, By taking junk Solar Cells, that have no soldering,tabs / points, and make them usable for DIY solar panels or science projects.
What is nice about this is you can get solar cells like this at a much cheaper price, so this would bring the project cost down.
In the next steps I will show step by step how I did this and how they work. I have made a video of this and I am really happy with the results of the experiment . I will be making a cheap DIY solar panel with this and I will post it when i am finished.
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Step 1: Adding wire to a solar cell with no soldering points pos side
I am showing the top of the solar cell this is the neg side and it has no spot to solder to, Normaly this would be junk. I got some clear transparent tape from wallmart it looks off brand its just called TRANSPARENT Tape get the clear stuff!! Use thin wire, the best is flat tabbing wire and tape it down as flat as you can and try to hit all the collector grids. If you can run two strips across the top or negative - side, and two strips across the bottom or positive + side. This will work much nicer just incase you miss a collector or it was not down flat the other will hit it. You need to get as many amps as you can to make this worth it. In this step this is how the negative - side is done. In the next step I will show how I did the positive + side of the solar cell.