DIY Folding 15W Solar Panel

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There are times when you may need portable renewable energy, solar is a great choice. This DIY Folding 15W Solar Panel is very compact and can easily be transported from one location to the next.

You can use it to charge your smaller portable devices such as your cell phone, tablets, e-readers or even a small radio or MP3 player.

DIY 15W Folding Solar Panel
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • CIS solar cells
  • lumber
  • hinges
  • silicone caulk
  • wire
  • diodes
  • quick disconnect plug
  • paint
  • needle-nose pliers
  • soldering iron
  • 12V cigarette lighter type plug

The first step, which is often the hardest involves acquiring new solar cells to use for your diy project. Most of the materials can be found on ebay and your local hardware store for about $50.

What I really love about this portable solar panel is that you can fold it. It can also be wired into a charge controller to supplement the power being supplied by any wind or solar set up.

You can follow step by step instructions on Instructables, here…

DIY Folding 15W Solar Panel


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