Here is how I spent my weekend in Dallas . . .

Helping Daniel and Doug Knoodle make a homemade solar panel, very cheaply.  The cells provide a decent amount of power for a very low cost compared to most solar panels.  They are just very easily broken though.

Now I should find a decent inexpensive grid-tie power inverter.

Update: 10/13/2009 – We found a good one.  See my updated post about it.