filed under: home hacks, solar hacks
As we all know, a solar panel must be exposed to the most amount of sunlight possible to reach full efficiency. A solid mount limits the amount of time that the panel is fully exposed to direct sunlight. The solution is to build a pivoting mount that automates the process of aiming at the sun.
[bwitmer] takes us through the process of building one out of some wood and old bicycle rims. He bought a pre made tracking unit to control his actuator, but we think many of you here could rig something up on your own.
His web site with How To info Solar PV tracker...
Site with tracker Parts and intersting Info and Pics...
LED3Xc3 & LED3Xc1 Solar Tracker Assembly