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    I have try a successful experiment of make a small piece of glass (one side) conductive. But how to make a big sheet of glass conductive at a time. Please guide.

  • #2
    The more conductive you make it, the less light it transmits.
    spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
    http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
    http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

    http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
    battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
    Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

    gear :
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||

    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||

    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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    • #3
      Yes, you are right, I want to make conductive a big piece of glass at a time instead of small pieces of glass one by one. And please guide me to make a big piece of glass conductive.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by crazybuoy View Post
        ....And please guide me to make a big piece of glass conductive.
        Sorry, I don't know how. I suspect it involves getting a coating of a conductor onto the glass, for the front side of PV cells, they condense evaporated aluminum onto them, in a vacuum chamber.
        spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
        http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
        http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

        http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

        solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
        gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
        battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
        Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

        gear :
        Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||

        || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||

        || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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        • #5
          Solar cell price

          HI,

          Does anyone know the current rate of the market for solar cell per watt.

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          • #6
            Does anyone know the current rate of the market for solar cell per watt.
            Bare cells, or in a panel ? Mounted on your roof, or in a cardboard box?

            Just look at the price, and figure it out. There is no "solar PV exchange", just the marketplace. I've seen them between $1 -$3 watt this week, for panels.

            What does a car cost ? it's just too wide open.
            spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
            http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
            http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

            http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

            solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
            gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
            battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
            Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

            gear :
            Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||

            || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||

            || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
              Sorry, I don't know how. I suspect it involves getting a coating of a conductor onto the glass, for the front side of PV cells, they condense evaporated aluminum onto them, in a vacuum chamber.
              Please describe about the process of coating evaporated aluminum on glass. Can I adopt this process at home? Using which term, I can search about it at google?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
                Bare cells, or in a panel ? Mounted on your roof, or in a cardboard box?

                Just look at the price, and figure it out. There is no "solar PV exchange", just the marketplace. I've seen them between $1 -$3 watt this week, for panels.

                What does a car cost ? it's just too wide open.
                HI Mike,

                Thanks for your quick reply. Yes, strongly agree that its really too wide open. Sorry for that. Actually I was looking for the price of poly crystalline solar cell.

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                • #9
                  Please describe about the process of coating evaporated aluminum on glass. Can I adopt this process at home?
                  how r u going to evaporate/melt aluminum at your house? do you even have a basic understanding of metal properties?the answer is no.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by crazybuoy View Post
                    Using which term, I can search about it at google?
                    "Vacuum vapor deposition"


                    Not doable at home, unless you live in a large industrial factory.


                    As to the solar panels, search for those on google too. While I sometimes act like an encyclopedia, I really am not one.
                    spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
                    http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
                    http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

                    http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

                    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
                    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
                    battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
                    Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

                    gear :
                    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||

                    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||

                    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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