Intro: 70% More Solar Collection? Newest Dripper Tracker Design to Rotate Solar Panels on Equatorial Mount.
I did dripper trackers a few years ago because I saw a need, got some great comments and some prizes and I thought people would surely try them and develop them further. But nothing happened.
Here is the latest simplest version. The barrel of water is an easily controlled way to move a solar panel or solar cooker reflector. As the water drips out of the barrel the solar panel must move! Today I did a test. It takes about 3 kg of weight to move the panel and with 25 kg the half filled float in the barrel will move it no problem at all! Playlist for the dripper tracker in action is at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA00D159D0DA7CC27&feature=view_all