Home ENGINEERING DIY Turning DVD’s Onto A Solar Panel

DIY Turning DVD’s Onto A Solar Panel


There are so many interests among general people that they keen to know how to make a solar panel with CD?The era of optical storage media with CD, DVD, or Blue-ray is in the end.You can repurpose the plain old CDs to the fullest extent. You can take advantage of their distinctively shiny surfaces to build a solar heating panel or a solar power tower.

source/image: King Homemade

Building a solar panel is not as difficult as it seems at first glance.Solar cells are made of a material that absorbs sunlight and converts it into electrical energy. When the solar cells on the CD absorb sunlight, they generate an electrical current.

source/image: King Homemade

For small consumers in the form of electronic clocks, radios, or lamps, 40 disks will be enough.The main thing is that can make it at home and with own hands.Disks are placed on the surface of the base working side up, consistently fixing them epoxy resin.


Connect the elements by placing the solder outputs on the back side of the discs.Lay a transparent sheet of glass or durable plastic on top of the finished reflective panel.This current is then passed through a thin wire that runs along the edge of the CD.

The wire is connected to a photovoltaic cell, which converts the electrical energy into solar power. This solar power can then be used to run small devices or to recharge batteries.Disclaimer: Playing with electricity can be dangerous, don’t try this at home.

SOURCEKing Homemade
Previous articleCouple’s Van Life In A Renovated VW Kombi Westfalia
Next articleTechnetium The First Synthetic Metal on EARTH