Book Description: Whether you're trying to get off the grid, or you just like to experiment, Build Your Own Solar Panel has all the information you need to build your own photovoltaic panel to generate electricity from the sun. Now available for the first time in print, this revised and expanded edition has easy-to-follow directions, and over 150 detailed photos and illustrations. Lists of materials, tools, and suppliers of PV cells are included. Every-day tools are all that you need to complete these projects. Build Your Own Solar Panel will show you how to: Design and build PV panels,Customize panel output, Make tab and bus ribbon, Solder cell connections, Wire a photovoltaic panel, Purchase solar cells,Test and rate PV cells, Repair damaged solar cells, Work with broken cells, Encapsulate solar cells.