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how to make solar diy cell? Answered

how to make siliconcell solar power?

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ptcc (author)Re-design2009-09-03

this goes to a page with nothing but a llink to a page with nothing but a link to a page that is a scam to charge money for NOTHING

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steveastrouk (author)ptcc2009-09-03
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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2009-09-03

It works for me on three different computers on three different isp's. Don't know why it doesn't work for you.

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kelseymh (author)ptcc2009-09-03

Nope, not true. It goes to the full text of the article cited by Re-design.

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Kiteman (author)2009-09-03

The traditional silicon-based solar cells are effectively impossible for DIY manufacture.

However, organic solar cells seem to be quite feasible for the home Maker.

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seandogue (author)2009-09-03

as they say in the mob, Fuhgitaboudit. Get a BS in Physics, minor in Chem Engr. Then get your master's and PhD in Solid State Physics. Then get a job in the research department of a major semiconductor producer. In your off time, spend long hours making your own cells using their equipment (but if you do anything cool, expect that they will own the idea).

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steveastrouk (author)seandogue2009-09-03

...then buy some silicon sand, melt it at around 1400 C, purify the silicon until it reaches 99.999999999999% pure silicon, (probably missed some 9s off) Remelt ? Hold your pure silicon liquid for several weeks while pulling a perfect crystal from the melt. Slice the resulting 12 " boule into <<1mm slices. And that's the EASY bit !

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Re-design (author)2009-09-03

I don't know about silicon cells but in the mean time how about making a solar cell with powdered donuts and tea? Personally I'd not start with powdered donuts, I'd get it directly from the pantry. But here's the link.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/donutsolar/

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