This tutorials Will show how to make a frame for your solar panel out of pvc parts found at a local hardware. It will make your solar panel durable and good looks.This is an easy build that does not require a lot of experience or tools to make it and it can be done within an hour. But the silicon will take about 24 hours to fully cure.
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Step 1: Parts
The parts needed are:
- 4 25mm pvc elbow
- 2 25mm pvc "T" piece
- a solar panel
- 20mm pic pipe
Step 2: Tools
- drilling machine and drill bits
Step 3: Assembly
Your solar panel size may be different so the pipe lengths will be different, mine were:
- 2* 70mm
- 1* 180mm
- 2* 110mm
- 1* 140mm
Step 5: Making the Stand and Finishing Up
The make the stand you will require the 2 "T" pipes, cut a slot in one of the longer sides on place the one "T" pipe in the middle of them cut a piece of pvc pipe to a desired length slide it in the last hole of the "T" pipe and put the last "T" pipe one the end as a foot.
Get the silicon and use it on the wires in their holes, the hold the solar panel strong in its position put some silicon on the Connery by the elbows. And it's complete!
If you wanted you could use a boost converter on the back of the solar panel to step up the voltage.
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