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Scrap Solar Cells 6oz

Scrap Solar Cells 6oz

Scrap Solar Cells 6oz The Scrap Solar Cells 6oz is currently out of stock. Silicon Solar strongly recommend the  Solar Cells By The Watt. A 6 ounce ...

14.99 $12.95

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Scrap Solar Cells 1 lb

Scrap Solar Cells 1 lb

The Scrap Solar Cells 1 lb is currently out of stock. Silicon Solar strongly recommend the  Solar Cells By The Watt. 1lb of our scrap solar cells i...

18.15

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our great FAQs and Answers for our Solar Cells By Weight below:

What is the photoelectric effect of solar cells?

The photoelectric effect is the scientific principle that makes solar power possible. The photoelectric effect is the principle referring to when electrons are released by photons making an electrical current, which is what makes it possible for the harvesting of electricity through the use of solar cells.

When was the first solar cell used?

The first solar cell was created by Charles Fritt in 1883, the first solar cell had a very low conversion rate, with a solar light to electricity rate of one percent. Which is understandable as it was the first solar cell in history to be created.

Where are our commercial and broken cells manufactured?

Our commercial and broken cells are manufactured overseas. Right now 80% of solar products are manufactured overseas, making it more difficult to acquire domestic products.

What is a photovoltaic cell?

Photovoltaic cells refers to the solar cells which are responsible for converting light into electricity.

 

1) What type of solar cells do I get when I purchase “cells by the watt?”

Our solar cells by the weight come from chipped or broken monocrystalline AND polycrystalline solar cells which means you can try both, experiment between the two for educational purposes, or simply see which type of cells are best for you particular use.

2) Can broken scrap cells still produce electricity?

All of our scrap solar cells are completely functional.  While they are left over from the manufacturing process, the cells still maintain the same characteristics as whole cells, and thus they can still produce electric current when placed in sunlight.

3) What can I do with scrap solar cells?

Our cells by the watt are another great way to learn about solar photovoltaics, and to educate others about the world of solar cells and solar power.  You can also build your own solar panels at a cheaper cost by using scrap cells.  See our How-To content.

Category How-To Guides

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For additional basic instructions about how to make your own cheap solar panel with Silicon Solar’s cells by the weight, click here.

How to Tab Solar Cells Together

How to Construct a Complete Solar Panel

Category Learning Guide

Check out our great Information & Learning Guides for our Solar Cells By Weight below:

Our cells by the watt come from larger pieces of chipped and broken monocrystalline AND polycrystalline silicon cells.  Monocrystalline cells are the most efficient as they use a single, very pure crystal of silicon in each cell.  These cells are best when solar surface area is restricted or when highly efficient panels are required.  Polycrystalline cells are generally slightly less efficient than monocrystalline cells, and correspondingly, are slightly less expensive.  Polycrystalline cells are often the most cost-effective option for large solar panels and arrays.

Below is video showing how a solar panel is assembled during the manufacturing process.  As the video mentions, sometimes cells break or have imperfections which is why Silicon Solar is able to offer you cell fragments at a great price!

Additional & Related Resources

Check out our great Documents & Additional Resources for our Solar Cells By Weight below:

  1. Solar Cell Book
  2. Interconnection Material – Solar Cells
  3. Solar Cell Soldering Flux
  4. Solar Cell Tabbing Wire – 2mm
  5. Solar Cell Bus Bar – 5mm
  6. Scrap Solar Cells 6oz
  7. Scrap Solar Cells 1 lb
  8. Soldering Iron
  9. Digital Multi Meter
  10. Solar Cart Kit for Classroom DIY Education
  11. Scrap Solar Cells 5 lbs
  12. Bulk Scrap Solar Cells 100lbs 12,000 Watts
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