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 fav...


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!
Thanks you for watching!

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    creektilghmank45

    1 year ago

    take some instructions from inplix to learn more about it

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    astral_mage

    5 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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    mirzaman

    5 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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    rmuniko

    6 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

    6 years ago on Introduction

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