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If it sounds too good to be true - - - .

We all know what this stuff costs - even if you didn't buy it from West.
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I am an engineer at a solar plant. We start from bulk silicon, make the wafer, then the cell, then put the cells into panels. Yes, the basic idea of making panels is simple, but you cannot make your own cells without some very expensive equipment (even on a small scale) and the ability to purchase some nasty chemicals.

As for the panel assembly, there are many details that need to be worked out to make a robust, efficient, and weather-proof panel.

Let's keep in mind that the most expensive part of the panel is the silicon. And, if it were really that easy and inexpensive don't you think the manufacturers would do it for less? As an industry we still have not reached grid parity on the basis of cost. That is why you don't see panels on every building.
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Not going to remove the whole thread or ban anyone as yet but I have removed the link to the commercial site cos quite frankly I reckon it was a scam. If not a scam it sure did sound like one.
TDW, the link is still working (you just changed the text ....)


Why pay for a video or textbook if some google-ing brings up the info you want

Quick example, how to build your own wind turbine : click here
(this page also has a link to a page on how to assemble a solar panel)

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TDW, the link is still working (you just changed the text ....)

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Guys how can you doubt the veracity of this enterprise. Just read the glowing testimonials each of which is a 100% real testimonial received via email. 100% real... can't get any more real than that.

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Okay, now give that link a try!


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Nicely done... cleaning up after the fuzzy rodent I see...
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Nicely done... cleaning up after the fuzzy rodent I see...
Well somebody has to do it....my whoops back there, thanks JRP and thanks djeeke for bringing it our attention.

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Don't feel bad, the admin did the same thing earlier to day on an e-mail address..
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Hey, SD, haven't you ever built your own solar cells? You get a roll of aluminum foil (the heavy duty stuff) and then you plant a whole batch of spinach, which will harvest the selenium in your soil, and then you start to cook it down. Send me $49.95 and I'll give you the rest of the information, its real easy!

If your local soil is deficient in selenium, don't worry, we can use bamboo to extract silicon instead.

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