DIY Solar – Can I Install a Solar Panel in a Window?

Installing Solar Inside

We’re often asked if you can do a DIY install of solar panels inside some bright, sunny windows. We’re here to show what kind of results you’d get if you attempted this type of install.

  • Is it doable?
  • What conditions need to be met in order to generate power?
  • Is it worth it?

In our demo below, we have our solar panel inside a sunny, south-facing window, and it’s right around noontime – perfect scenario! We also have measurement tools, like an insolation meter, which will actually measure the intensity of the sun.

Demo: Solar Panel in Window

Watch as our Solar Queen demonstrates the challenges of trying to make solar power inside.


 

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Amy Beaudet

Solar Queen at altE
Amy Beaudet has been in the solar industry at the altE Store since 2007. She’s been a sales rep, an instructor, and an all around solar evangelist, sharing her passion for solar around the world. When not at work, she’s either sailing or skiing, depending on the season, but odds are good she’s still talking about solar on the boat or on the slopes.

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Amy Beaudet
Amy Beaudet has been in the solar industry at the altE Store since 2007. She’s been a sales rep, an instructor, and an all around solar evangelist, sharing her passion for solar around the world. When not at work, she’s either sailing or skiing, depending on the season, but odds are good she’s still talking about solar on the boat or on the slopes.