Whether you’re looking to take your home off grid completely or your’re simply interested in using a few panels here and there to supplement your electrical supply, these solar panel tutorials will certainly help you out. These tutorials offer a range of different panel designs to suite almost every application and every budget.

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Homemade 63 Watt Panel

homemade 63 watt solar panel
From: Instructables

Make this 63 Watt panel using bought cells, perfect for camping or running small household items.

Build A Panel Out Of Damaged Solar Cells

solar panel from damaged solar cells
From: Mnn

Making your own panel doesn’t get cheaper than using damaged solar cells. Build a panel from discarded damaged or cracked solar cells for a really cheap solution. If you’re skeptical about using broken cells, have a look at our test, they really do work.

Glass Frame DIY Solar Panel

glass frame diy solar panel
From: The DIY Life

Say goodbye to water, moisture and dust by building a panel with a glass frame instead of the conventional wood or aluminium frame. The glass seals the best and provides the best protection against water and dust.

Power Your Apartment With Solar Panels

power your apartment with solar
From: Instructables

Create a sustainable living space by combining solar panels and batteries to power your apartment.

Build A Solar Panel Out Of Soda Cans

solar panel made out of soda cans
From: Freeonplate.com

Save the earth twice by using alternative energy and recycling by making use of old soda cans with this soda can panel.

Folding 15 Watt Panel

folding 15 watt solar panel
From: Instructables

If you’re looking for a compact, portable and durable panel for camping or outdoor trips then try out this tutorial.

DIY Swimming Pool Heater

diy solar swimming pool heater
From: Instructables

Relax in a warm pool all year round without breaking the bank, this pool heater uses a selection of common hardware to harness the warmth of the sun and in turn use it to heat up your pool’s water. If you’re not up for the challenge in building your own, you could always consider buying a solar pool heater. Have a look at this great buyers guide.

Home Built Power System

home built solar power system
From: Instructables

Forget about monocrystalline or polycrystalline cells, this tutorial uses tougher CIGS to keep your electronics running now matter what the weather is like.

Simple DIY Home Power System

diy home solar power system
From: Eartheasy

Bring some of the benefits of electrical power to your off grid home with this basic energy system. This solar panel system enables you to charge devices, provide energy for lights and even power a small refrigerator.

DIY Curved Panel

diy curved solar panel
From: Instructables

If you’ve got a lot of broken cells and a curved surface, try making this curved panel.

Have you tried any of these tutorials or built your own solar panels? Let us know in the comments section below.

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