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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Are DIY Solar Panels Worth it?

    Started by Jason, 05-31-2009 09:50 AM
    23 Pages
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    advertise, blemished solar panels, diy, ebay, homemade solar panels, solar panels, solar thermal
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    09-17-2014, 05:55 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal DIY Solar Websites Showing Successful Projects

    Started by Jason, 11-09-2009 08:35 PM
    3 Pages
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    project, success
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 17,663
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  3. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: My tiny project in sunny Ecuador

    Started by ecusolar, 12-13-2009 12:21 PM
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    • Replies: 140
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    03-17-2014, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  4. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Epoxy for encapsulating cells (great DIY thread with photos!)

    Started by scheek, 10-03-2009 08:34 PM
    21 Pages
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    5x5, 6x6
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    11-13-2011, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY Eva solar panel build

    Started by 16v205, 03-06-2011 03:58 PM
    bag, eva, vacuum
    • Replies: 3
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    03-07-2011, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Create a Photo Album To Show Off Your Work [Tutorial]

    Started by Jason, 12-15-2009 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-27-2009, 04:30 PM Go to last post
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  1. Which encapsulant is best

    Started by paara, 12-09-2014 03:56 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  2. Barriers to innovation in DIY solar panels

    Started by parthnu, 12-20-2014 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  3. bypass diodes

    Started by paara, 12-06-2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-07-2014, 03:36 AM Go to last post
  4. PVWatts System derates and Inverter model

    Started by bernard, 11-10-2014 08:30 AM
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    11-10-2014, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  5. What is 'inverter efficiency at maximum power'?

    Started by bernard, 11-02-2014 03:33 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    11-06-2014, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Bypass Diodes?

    Started by dovelivelihoods, 11-03-2014 06:58 AM
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    11-04-2014, 02:34 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 246
    11-01-2014, 12:30 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 636
    10-30-2014, 03:46 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 481
    10-28-2014, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  7. How to clean monocrystaline solar cells?

    Started by thehandyman, 10-24-2014 02:43 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-26-2014, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  8. testing short circuit current

    Started by RifRaf, 11-08-2010 02:54 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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    10-21-2014, 06:49 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 750
    10-19-2014, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  9. Calculate average daily peak sun-hours from .epw file data?

    Started by bernard, 10-17-2014 03:45 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    10-19-2014, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  10. testing solar cells

    Started by elhifnawyplast, 02-01-2014 08:30 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    10-15-2014, 01:19 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
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    10-11-2014, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Im New But Want to Build a Portable Solar Phone and Battery Charger

    Started by Lasey, 08-27-2014 02:35 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    batteries, cell phone, charger, diy solar, solar
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,029
    09-30-2014, 02:02 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 353
    09-26-2014, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  12. Simple questions about not completely illuminated flex cells

    Started by dongfang, 09-10-2014 02:13 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    09-17-2014, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Issues when soldering back of solar cells

    Started by thunderbird, 09-06-2014 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-09-2014, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  14. looking for input on dealing with shade

    Started by solarexperimenter, 09-05-2014 12:46 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 870
    09-08-2014, 10:07 PM Go to last post

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