So this is 36 cells, soldered up and ready to encapsulate. Before I encapsulate it, I’ll go around and tap each little solder connection and occasionally you’ll find one or two that come undone and I’ll Reese odder.
It also do a voltage check and an amperage check on it.
I’ll take a 500 white light.
Stick underneath sign up and check each cell, the tabbing wire here to the backside of this one and do each one.
You should get a half a bolt and short it out.
You should get around three amps.
What I’m looking for is one that’s oddball.
You know this one’s, reading three three three three and then you got one that’s one and you know there’s a problem, go ahead and take it out, ditch it and put in another one.
I did find one bad and this one and had to replace it once you get yourselves laid out and soldered together.
You’ll have a little short one.
It’s the length the distance between the two timing wires.
It’s, otters in electricity flows.
Up here jumps to the next row with another bus wire.
It’s twice as long.
He goes from the outside of this tabbing wire to the outside of the farm, so it’s otters in here.
The electricity will flow over to the next one.
Each cell is like a battery like a little D battery and you connect positive, negative, positive and negative, and they keep adding up in voltage.
The amperage will stay the same, and then you jump over again. You bust it together connecting this group of cells to this group of cells.
Electricity flows here you’ll need three of these again.
You bus it over to the last one and electricity will flow from each cell.
Each cell keep adding up you get back to the end where you’ll put these two together.
The backside is positive and the front side is negative.
So this I had to add this piece of tabby wire little half a piece soldered into this bus, and we added a diode diodes come like that.
I’ve been them to look like this.
It’s, color coded you got a little gray spot in the dark in the little grey end, will go towards the batteries and the big dark and will go to the cell.
I solder it in I use a black wire that represents positive, comes into a terminal block a little tin terminal terminal block.
I buy these now. They’re about two dollars and at my local electronics store and the same on this side.
This is the negative you solder in your bus.
I use a white wire comes in, so these two connections will be what goes to my batteries.
You get everything arranged now some of the cells.
You can see.
They’re kind of warped up just a little bit.
Don’t worry about it.
I have one that excessively warped and I’ll put a weight on it and I use a little bit of ultra clear silicone help hold it down and when we pour the encapsulate, it will flow under these cells and get between the glass and the cell.
As well as cover the back now, my table vibrates to help spread the sill guard around.
It protects the cells from moisture in the environment, and the main thing is oxygen. These cells will not last, you won’t get 30 years out of these.
If they’re exposed to oxygen, so you have to denied oxygen.
Another nice thing about this system is: it runs cooler by leaving it exposed on the back with just that layer of silver.
The heat escapes the more the hotter.
This thing gets the less efficient it gets.
I actually produce more electricity in the winter that do in the summer.
In the middle of the day, this thing would be 140 degrees.
My array will be putting out less about 10 amps less than it would be in the winter.
I can take a water hose and cool the whole thing off and my amperage comes up.
There are people out there building this system with pegboard and two pieces of glass when you do that it gets like 180 hundred ninety degrees in there and you’re not producing diddly squat yeah, you put it in the Sun, you hook your meter to it And it shows it’s doing good, but wait an hour till it heats up, and then you’re not getting nothing out of it. So it has to remain cool if you think you need more protection on the back.
If you’re putting this on top of your RV or something, then you can lay a sheet of tedlar on it.
While the capsule in is still wet, I wait about two hours set them on there.
It looks a lot better, the ones that I sell.
I do at Ted lar two just to survive shipping.
So now we’re ready to encapsulate.
Let me get in and we’ll mix it up.