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How to build a solar panel adjustable? It could be done using light sensors? Answered

I have a model of a swiveling solar panel not too big, with a low price, materials not very difficult to achieve ... Thanks!

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steveastrouk (author)2010-08-17

Rick's said what I'd say. It depends on how big the panel is. You CAN get very clever and do it purely mechanically, either by using a clock work mechanism, or compressed gases. Clockwork is pretty easy, if you put the panel on an equatorial mount. Steve

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rickharris (author)2010-08-17

Depending on how large your solar array is you may be able to use RC servos and a suitable microprocessor. Search for Solar tracking system. Other wise have a look for a scrap satellite antenna liner actuator.

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