Solar Boat Solar Panel Boosting

Hi. I am a student who yearly participates in a solar boat regatta, and is wondering how he can boost his panel's rate of energy... collection. I have thought of trying reflectors, and am wondering if this would work. anyone know, or have a better idea?

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Kiteman8 years ago
Does it have to be solar electric?

Have you thought of trying a solar stirling motor? A parabolic dish or a fresnel lens concentrates the heat of the sun on the hot end of a stirling heat engine, which turns the heat directly into mechanical work.