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How to buid a solar traker ?

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Posted by boustephane on October 29, 2008, 7:11 pm
I am looking for way to build a solar tracker (just one axis). Do you
have experience or reference ?

Thank you !

Posted by BobG on October 30, 2008, 3:15 am
There are schematics and photos at redrok.com

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on October 31, 2008, 3:12 pm
 On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:11:36 -0700 (PDT), boustephane@hotmail.com

Lots of examples here http://www.redrok.com/electron.htm#led3x .
Probably the most popular method is to convert a surplus C band
satellite dish mount, and add one of the Red Rock tracker controllers.
Here's a photo of another converted dish mount
http://www.citlink.net/~wmbjk/images/trackers/homemadelinear.jpg , with
a solid bar in place of the actuator, since that particular array was
too large for the mount without further mods.

This scratch-built version has worked well
http://www.citlink.net/~wmbjk/tracker.htm . One of the main objectives
was to get the pivots as close as possible to the array's CG .


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