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 Amazing Approach to Solar Tracker Construction
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kcarring
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Canada
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Posted - May 07 2013 :  00:57:55  Show Profile Send kcarring a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have built two small trackers so far, but both have been "grounded". Sooner or later I will have to do a Roof mount. I have scratched my head BIG TIME over this.

Simply put...

If a solar tracker costs too much money to build, the design IS WRONG.

PERIOD.

This is because you could take that money, buy another panel, mount them fixated, and end up "ahead".

Then again, if you build it so cheap that your panels end up getting damaged, you hardly win, either.

Then I found this video. Check this out.




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Edited by - kcarring on May 07 2013 00:58:48

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49er
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Posted - May 07 2013 :  08:48:00  Show Profile Send 49er a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi KC

Wow that is one of the best panel set ups I have seen. It may even hold up to a 100 MPH wind. Very nice. Has he done his tracker yet? Looks Good

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IrishDave
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Ireland
850 Posts

Posted - May 08 2013 :  06:27:36  Show Profile Send IrishDave a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is a sweet setup.
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olddawgsrule
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USA
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Posted - May 12 2013 :  11:07:36  Show Profile  Visit olddawgsrule's Homepage Send olddawgsrule a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you KC for sharing this!

There are some very good, simplistic technique's in use here.

Looking forward to seeing the Tracker system.

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'Teach me something new'!

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The_Architect
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USA
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Posted - May 18 2013 :  20:16:59  Show Profile  Visit The_Architect's Homepage Send The_Architect a Private Message  Reply with Quote
fantastically affordable and efficient. definitely going to go peruse his other videos XD

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aaron5120
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Costa Rica
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Posted - May 19 2013 :  23:43:53  Show Profile Send aaron5120 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice setup, KC. I bought a Unisolar flexible panel, it is made of amorpheous cells and is rollable. I made a control box incorporating Li-ion rechargeable batteries in it. The box is of water-proof design. The setup can generate 100W at normal solar days.

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