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  • Complete Solar Panel DIY YouTube Video Series

    I've created a video series for DIY Solar Panels, complete from Tabbing, to Solar Panel Assembly: First Part in the Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exr6iQn3UV0

    z

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    You Tube the Idiots Bible. You are the same person who ask what happens if you input 80 amps into a 80 amp MPPT controller.
    MSEE, PE

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sunking View Post
      You Tube the Idiots Bible. You are the same person who ask what happens if you input 80 amps into a 80 amp MPPT controller.
      Wow........What a great guy you must be in person............I'm glad I'm not as miserable as you must be........lol........z

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zardiw View Post

        Wow........What a great guy you must be in person............I'm glad I'm not as miserable as you must be........lol........z
        You do understand that at one time a DIY panel was cheaper per watt then one from a factory.

        Fortunately it now costs more per watt (or the panel has a shorter life) if it is home built then to purchase them factory made.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Zardiw View Post

          Wow........What a great guy you must be in person............I'm glad I'm not as miserable as you must be........lol........z
          As the one who might have originated the analogy of utube brain pablum being the new idiot's bible, it seems kind of presumptuous to me to think someone who expresses an honest and informed opinion must be miserable because you may not agree with their expressed opinion(s).

          Most of the utube crap I've seen looks more like selfie madness run amuck than helpful or informed information. Unvetted, and so, dangerous.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by J.P.M. View Post

            As the one who might have originated the analogy of utube brain pablum being the new idiot's bible, it seems kind of presumptuous to me to think someone who expresses an honest and informed opinion must be miserable because you may not agree with their expressed opinion(s).

            Most of the utube crap I've seen looks more like selfie madness run amuck than helpful or informed information. Unvetted, and so, dangerous.
            While I agree there is a lot of crap on YouTube, including one brilliant girl who's tabbing with a soldering GUN.......lol.......There are also very good videos on there, and I'm hoping my series will be one of them.

            You can't just dismiss an entire website because when you have a lot of something, some if it will be top notch, even if most of it is crap.

            z

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SunEagle View Post

              You do understand that at one time a DIY panel was cheaper per watt then one from a factory.

              Fortunately it now costs more per watt (or the panel has a shorter life) if it is home built then to purchase them factory made.
              That may be, however the panels I'm building (Glass on Glass) will outlast most commercial panels by FAR.......

              z

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zardiw View Post
                That may be, however the panels I'm building (Glass on Glass) will outlast most commercial panels by FAR....... z
                Glass as a back sheet is too thermally resistive and you loose power on a hot day. so now I'm gonna have to see that video .

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zardiw View Post

                  That may be, however the panels I'm building (Glass on Glass) will outlast most commercial panels by FAR.......z
                  Do you have any idea of the transmittance of the glass you're using ?
                  Is it low iron ?
                  Does it have an ARC (antireflection coating) ?
                  Is it the same glass front and back surface ?
                  Do you know what any of these terms mean or how they may affect a solar panel's performance ?
                  Do you know how to estimate a panel's operating temp. or instantaneous efficiency as f(inputs).
                  How did you determine your panels will outlast most commercial panels ?
                  Any idea of cost ?


                  As you agree, there's a lot of crap on utube.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
                    Glass as a back sheet is too thermally resistive and you loose power on a hot day. so now I'm gonna have to see that video .
                    Mike he is an expert on You Tube R Screwed

                    MSEE, PE

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