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

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 favor…


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!
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    11 Discussions

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    creektilghmank45
    creektilghmank45

    3 years ago

    take some instructions from inplix to learn more about it

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    astral_mage
    astral_mage

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    astral_mage
    astral_mage

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    this is to regard yr blog that u got a 5w solar panel

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    mirzaman
    mirzaman

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    qwerty156
    qwerty156

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Not possible, this is too low poer for anything like that!

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    qwerty156
    qwerty156

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Not possible, this is too low poer for anything like that!

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    rmuniko
    rmuniko

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    8 years ago on Introduction

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