This is part 2 DIY make a solar panel and covers the basics for beginners + for cells and connections.
The cells I am using are all broken cells I purchased for a discount from Ebay. They were all fully pre-tabbed cells. They are the long tab or fully tabbed NOT the clipped tabs. This panel will cost about $60 completed and requires about 1-3 hours of work + resin embedding cure times which are best applied overnight. Part 3 will detail the embedding process and adding an optional blocking diode. How To Build A Solar Panel.