From the Forums: Build Your Own Solar Panels

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anthropogenesis is looking for some advice on building solar panels:

Surely someone on a forum like this must have tried making their own? There's a lot of threads popping up with talk of going of grid , but even with rebates it's still a large initial outlay and for many people in this day and age it just isn't an option regardless of the long term savings. So it would seem to me that if we could make them ourselves we'd be setting off on the right foot. Anyone have any stories or how-to's?

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