Make Your Own Solar Panel With LEDs

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Introduction: Make Your Own Solar Panel With LEDs

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make a solar panel with LEDs. In my previous instructable, I have shown you how to Generate some voltage from LED. And now, it is time to make a solar panel.

Step 1: Materials

1. Connector

2. 4-5 LEDs

3. Mutimeter

Step 2: Connector

You should get the special type of connector as shown in the image.

Step 3: Attach an LED

Now, Attach an LED with any polarity in any way on the connector. Just keep in mind, you will be doing series connection here.

Step 4: One More

Attach one more LED on the other side as both the sides in connector are connected. Take care of the polarity.

Step 5: Attach All

Now, connect all the LEDs keeping in mind the polarity.

Step 6: Multimeter

Connect the multimeter.

Step 7: Adjusting

Now, adjust the position of LEDs so that all of them can get the light in equal amount.

Step 8: Light

Keep it very nearer to the light source and you will notice the increase in voltage.

You can keep it in sun but it is advisable to keep near the high wattage Light Bulb.

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    11 Comments

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    Carterisveryepic
    Carterisveryepic

    4 months ago

    2.77 - 1.36 volts with 5 white LEDs... meaning, using the 5 white LEDs, you can power one white LED

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    Matthew Yang
    Matthew Yang

    Tip 4 months ago

    Try purchasing a whole load of them and on wooden boards and generating power sufficient to power your house.

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    bryanfgremillion
    bryanfgremillion

    Question 3 years ago

    How would I make a solar system with a 0.5 watts red LED light that burns 24 hours a day?

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    Philmnut
    Philmnut

    5 years ago

    This is a very interesting project. I have several damaged EXIT signs I can experiment with, they have many LEDs on a large PCB board. I will keep you posted.

    Thanks for the great idea

    Phil

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    mamar
    mamar

    5 years ago

    what is the best LED color to generate power, or the color of LED doesn't matter ?

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    gm280
    gm280

    5 years ago

    I actually tried this with just one LED and got +1.6 volts. So with the proper set up you should get same voltage times the number in the series string. And I got the best output outside in sun light. JMHO

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    Wizard of Oz r45
    Wizard of Oz r45

    Reply 5 years ago

    i also got same results with one led but I when I connected it with calculator it doesn't work. And in this arrangement of solar panel I got 15v!!!!!!!!! HORRIBLE

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    russ_hensel
    russ_hensel

    5 years ago

    For a device like this you should measure the power not just the volatage. Voltage is much easier than power.

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    Phoenix830
    Phoenix830

    5 years ago

    why is it advisable to have it by the light bulb?

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    Wizard of Oz r45
    Wizard of Oz r45

    Reply 5 years ago

    because solar light is not focused at all one place you have to use the magnifying glass