For the last month I have been watching you tube vids, hitting ebay, reading this forum, bargain shopping for tools, and tearing up my local library in preparation for my first project. Forgive me for any technical misnomers or faux pas.
I purchased misc broken panels on eBay so I wasn't throwing too big of a fit when I make mistakes on my first try at solar DIY. I still haven't gotten my tabbing and bus wire in the mail yet, but I am jonesing to try my hand.
A few questions if anyone cares to help.
Is there anything that I can substitute for tabbing wire? What is the composition of tabbing wire?
On the broken pieces there is not more than a single anode/cathode. I look at projects with slightly chipped or pristine cells and they all have two per side.
Other than the obvious of only attaching at that single site, what are the unforeseen consequences of a single point of contact? Also is there any way to make a connection without the obvious contact point I am seeing in all DIY videos.
Thanks in advance.