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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
steveastrouk

10 years ago

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
rickharris

10 years ago

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.