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medomyself© Nbvember 11, 2015

Build Your Own Solar Auto-Tracking Mount

No fixed angle solar panel will out perform a panel of the same size that tracks the Sun. An auto-tracking mount will take solve that problem and you can build it yourself.

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As long as the earth rotates the Sun will track the sky from East to West. Considering that a solar panel is only producing maximum power when it is at right angles to the Sun it stands to reason that those same panels are only producing maximum power for a very brief portion of the day. These same panels, if turned every few minutes would be much more efficient.  How are you going to do that with a beer in one hand and a burger in the other?


The system pictured above will track the Sun from sunrise to sunset and it doesn’t require food or drink.  This system is constructed with aluminum extrusion, a sturdy set of wheels, a single axis tracker with a manual inclination…

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