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Learn the steps you can take to easily make a homemade solar cell

Learn the steps you can take to easily make a homemade solar cell

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    • Homemade Solar Cell How to Easily Complete
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Today, green energy is a hot topic.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com More and more people are looking for ways to make a difference to the way we treat our planet.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Homemade solar panels are a wonderful way to create clean energy for your home.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com They are also an investment that could enable you to earn money from the excess energy your panels produce.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com If you want to make your very own solar panels, you will need to construct some homemade solar cells.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com How do you go about making your very own solar cell?
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com First, there are some items that you will need:
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        Copper sheeting
      Copper wire Thin wood strips
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        Duct tape Clear plastic sheeting (Plexiglass, Perspex or Acrylic) An electric hob ring Salt water
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        Emery cloth/Sand paper A metal guillotine (not essential) A bandsaw
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        If you are able to get hold of a metal guillotine, use it to cut a 6 to 8 inch square from the copper sheeting.
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        A guillotine is the easiest method of doing this, but tin snips will work adequately, too.
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        Next, wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
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        It is crucial that there is no grease on your hands or on the copper sheet.
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        So, take a cloth and remove and dirt, debris or grease from the copper.
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        When you have finished, the layer of oxidized copper should be gone, leaving you with bright red copper underneath.
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        Once this is completed, you will need to expose the copper to a heat treatment to form an oxide coating.
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        I know what you're thinking, but it's not as stupid as it sounds, because the layer you will add is different from the one you have removed.
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        The oxide layer that you will now be placing on the copper is a cuprous oxide.
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        So, place the copper over the highest temperature of your burner.
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        In time, a black crust will begin to form on the copper. Once one side has been treated, leave the copper to cool.
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        If you have nitric acid, this can be used to remove the black layer of oxide.
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        If not, tap the copper plate on a hard surface to remove the loose debris then rub it with your fingers.
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        Now, you will need to construct a spacer with your pieces of thin wood.
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        Use the duct tape to fasten the wood together, as nails could effect the components of the cell.
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        Take a piece of Perspex and stick your electrode wire (copper wire) to it.
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        It is best to use a thick wire and you may want to place it in a zigzag form, as this allows you to see what's going on.
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        However, you want to block as little sunlight as possible.
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        Place duct tape on one side of the copper plate and fasten the Perspex front module to the plate.
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        Then, seal the whole cell with duct tape to prevent leakage, but leave a small opening to add water.
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        Finally, add salt water to the space between the Perspex and the copper and seal the cell completely.
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        Then, all you need to do is to connect your homemade solar cell to a multimeter and let the sun do its thing.
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