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.


About Author

Amy Beaudet
Amy Beaudet was in the solar industry at the altE Store from 2007 until her untimely passing in 2021. She was a sales rep, instructor, and an all-around solar evangelist, sharing her passion for solar around the world. When whe wasn't at work, she enjoyed sailing and skiing - but odds were good she was still talking about solar on the boat or on the slopes. See more of Amy Beaudet's blog posts.