How to make a simple DIY solar Panel or cells Project for kids? Here in this post, you can learn two simple methods to make an experimental solar cell, for the purpose of impressing your kids. Or you can use this cell as a photodetector. Solar cell manufacturing is a very expensive process, that’s why even a small solar installation costs around $1500-$2000. However, you can make a simple solar cell by following some simple instructions as listed below. A solar cell is made up of a semiconductor. They are used to convert the energy from the world’s largest renewable energy source, the Sun! Solar radiations carry an enormous amount of energy. It is possible to harness energy from sunlight by using solar cells or solar panels. There are similar devices used to harness other forms of energy from the sun. Solar heaters and parabolic concentrators are used to harness infrared radiations from the sun. A solar cell actually converts the energy of a photon to electricity. Here we are going to make a simple solar cell by using easily available materials. Let’s make diy solar panel project.
Now we are going to learn “how to make a silicon solar cell” using
transistors. We know that a solar cell is a P-N junction semiconductor. It is possible to build such a solar cell using
transistors. It’s easy to cut open a power transistor like the 2N3055 to expose the NPN silicon material inside to make a solar cell. When exposed to sunlight, or household lights, it conducts electricity. The N-type and P-type materials work like a solar cell.
1. Buy power transistors from electronic shop
2. Break the body of the transistor and remove the silicon plate
without damaging the leads.
3. Yes! it will work as a solar cell.
4. Connect the similar leads of two or more transistors.
5. Check the output of the solar cell using a multimeter in bright sunlight.
Remember that both the solar cells cannot harness energy from the
sunlight to turn on even an LED. These solar cells cannot be used to generate much more electricity. But can be used as a photo-detector for school experiments.
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