With electricity costs rising more and more each year, a lot of people are thinking in investing into solar panels for their home to cut down on the costs and to reduce their carbon footprint. While commercial solar panels are a great idea, they tend to cost quite a bit of money. With that in mind, we found a few more affordable solutions in which you can create your own solar panels.LED Solar Tracker is definitely interesting, but it will complicate your overall build. Although most people would simply like to place solar panels on their roofs, the best way would be to use an LED tracker and mount the panels in your backyard so that they can track the sun for most of the day. Dupont makes some and they're called Tedlar. He recommends an eBay seller named Fred480V, who is from the US and has all sorts of supplies for building your own panels. In his opinion, by choosing the best materials available, your DIY panel will cost about half of what a commercial solar panel costs. It's definitely something to consider if you want to save money.
Once you have the panels and the solar cells, it's time to solder the cells together. You have to be very careful with this, as the whole solar panel is only as strong as its worst soldered connection. If you're not familiar with soldering, we'd recommend a friend to help you out. You can check out his full guide here and his blog for more information about how to build your own panels.