Now you need to cut a piece of the copper sheet with the exact size that of your electric stove.Thoroughly clean the copper sheet for any possible traces of sulphide or other corrosion. Heat it on the burner and when it gets red-hot, the copper sheet will undergo color changes frompinking red to brown, and finally becoming a thick layer of black coat over it. Then the stove and the copper sheet should be cooled off gradually. A layer of soft red cuprousoxide will be left over the copper sheet. Resist the temptation of removing all the black spots sincethis may damage the red cuprous oxide which is needed to make the solar cell work. Then this sheet of copper should then be joined together with another sheet of copper of the samesize. Use the alligator clips to join the two sheets together, and place it into a wide-mouthed jar orbottle. Ensure that the two sheets to not get in touch with each other. The copper sheet with redcuprous oxide should be connected to the negative terminal, and the clean copper sheet can be joined to the positive terminal. Saltwater should cover the bottom of the plates, but the clips of thetwo sheets at the top should be left dry. The above procedures addresses the question on how to make solar panels at home. This can beused to generate electricity from the heat of the sun. Now how does it do that? The red cuprous oxide is a material type called a semiconductor. A semiconductor is an insulator,where electrons are bound tightly to their atoms and do not flow freely, and a conductor, whereelectricity can flow freely. There is a gap in a semiconductor called a bandgap between the electrons that are bound tightlyto the atom and the electrons that are farther from the atom which can conduct electricity andmove freely. An electron must gain enough energy to move farther away from the nucleus outsideof the this gap, since they can not stay inside the bandgap. And an electron outside that gapcannot lose a bit of energy and fall closer to the nucleus, and must lose enough energy to fall pastthe gap into the area where electrons are allowed. When sunlight hits the cuprous oxide, it also hits the electrons. Some of these electrons gainenough energy to jump past the bandgap and become free to conduct electricity. These electronsthen move into the saltwater, then into the clean copper sheet, into the wire, then through themeter, and then goes back to the red cuprous oxide sheet, and electricity is now generated. Nowthat you know on how to make solar panels, you can then make your home solar friendly, and cutyour monthly electricity bills. Do you know that plenty of people are now making their own solar panel for their home? Go to www.FullEarth4EnergyReview.com to know more on the top step-by-step and friendly guideon making your own solar panel.