- published: 12 Sep 2016
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This is an automatic single axis solar tracker. Here LDR is used for sensing the sun light direction. The LDR voltage is sensed by microcontroller and it sends signals to motor driver circuit to rotate the solar panel to the direction of sun light.
See how to make your own home-made solar tracker. It's easy and effective. No special electronics or programming needed. Great for use with a solar panel system or a maintenance-free solar oven. Here is a link for the wiring diagram for the solar cells and 12VDC motor: https://youtu.be/vvZ4DnvYhXo Here is a link to a kit that includes the motor, solar cells and turntable: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/272385153619? Here is a link to just the motor: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/331972060730? Here is a link to just the solar cells used in this tracker: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/271090629958?
This video describes how I built my tracking drive system and details the automatic tracking of the sun. My system is a 10kW solar system in installed myself.
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Very simple solar tracking Device that I came up with, its vary simple and cheap to make. I came up with this idea after playing with hobby servo . Its possible to feed the servo with solar panel attach to is. You don't need any microcontroller to track the sun with this device. By the whey I recorded this video with cannon HV20 . Click on the 1080p resolution .
http://www.windynation.com/ This is a short video showing our Suntura Solar Tracker. The Suntura Solar Tracker is a dual axis solar tracker which follows the sun from sunrise to sunset. By following the sun, the Suntura Solar Tracker can increase solar panel efficiency by up to 40%. Order yours today at www.windynation.com
Demonstration of the solar tracking generator.
This is a dual axis tracking system that I build for a rural community that was sponsored by the good people of USA thank you This system pumps water for them via solar power I used an normal truck hub and one gear motor 24V DC gear ratio 1:575 that is link via chain as seen in video (West - East ) And a linear actuator also 24V Dc with a push force of 6000N (North-South ) 6 panels of 230W for a normal 3 phase 0.75Kw bore hole pump at 60M 1500L/h
This is a video of the panels I used for the University of Florida biodiesel plant The solar panel arrays in the Solar Energy Park use a passive tracking system which allows for the panels to increase efficiency about 20%. Eric Layton, part of the UF Biodiesel plant, used the solar panels to help power the facility. Here is my DIY Solar and Wind book that was published on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1508454310/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1508454310&linkCode=as2&tag=erilaysyoucha-20&linkId=URNF3DPORKY4M5YR Barnes and Noble Nook version of my DIY Solar and Wind Book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121302120?ean=2940151676939&itm=1&usri=2940151676939 This book is one of my favorite solar books in my library (bought it on Amazon) and I can...
Read all about my DIY Solar Tracker build - http://www.binaryorbit.org Here is the X Axis of my Solar Tracker. Using Linear Actuator. Here is a video demonstrating the x-axis. I'm powering it with an 18 Volt drill battery, which makes it move way too fast. I reckon I'll probably put 5 Volt to it when done.
In this video, we are finished the construction of the solar tracker we finish the horizontal axis i used a gear system that I have at home. I used a joy stick just to control the axis and i will convert it to automatic tracking. I going to a Mppt solar controller to convert the sun thru the panel. The charge controller takes the unpredictable solar energy and convert it into a constant voltage thus it can be used for any applications.
This is brief introduction video showing our dual axis solar tracker. To get details of the solar tracker.please visit www.eco-worthy.com or contract us email@example.com.
My first project using a Arduino UNO to control my solar tracker. This solar tracker could easily be modified to be a two axis tracker. The tracker uses time to track the position of the sun during the day. I have found using time instead of a light sensor is a more reliable and easier way to track the sun. The videos to reference on building the entire tracker from scratch are: How to build the control box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXLIAEKDnPI How to build a solar tracker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnwTqx-INes How to build the limit switchs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsNCz97pkmw
I have 3 solar panels there 240w each , tracking the sun by 2 axes ( N-S and E-W ), each panels has his own micro inverter for maximum of efficiency , the actuators i choose to power them not from a battery but from a 12v 8A regulated power supply , and those 2 small boxes on the frame are the enclosures for sensors . Hope it is helpful for those who want to try this in order to reduce their electric bill; is not a big system , only 720w rated ( but i've seen even 780w ) but is designated to supply power just how much i need to use for most of regular appliances in the house , i mean tv , 2-3 computers , fridges , cause these things are working all day , every day , if you can supliment this consumption and not pay for it then your gold has been achieved .I started this from 0 ,most o...
this is my on grid solar,with help of my brother i welded a frame for solar panels,then i have made gearbox to rotate the solar tracker to the sun,no fancy electronics simply mechanical,all three solar trackers work with same power charger 6v,and with time switch i can set to turn for 1 minute to the right position to sun,at night i turn them back to start position
Finally got the solar tracker up and running. It is complete. We use thekilog69 tracker Link to thekilog69 tracker and the install https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYEgsbRtF1Q The solar power we now get is amazing. Please Like, Comment, Share!! God Bless. Click to subscribe https://www.youtube.com/user/OurOffGridSolarCabin?sub_confirmation=1 Please use my Amazon link to buy at Amazon. I earn a few pennies when you use my link http://tinyurl.com/ouroffgridsolarcabin Check out our Web Site http://www.ouroffgridsolarcabin.com We have a blog there and adding a lot of content to explain our lifestyle and how to go off the grid. Our FB page link https://www.facebook.com/solarcabin My FB Page link https://www.facebook.com/ouroffgridsolarcabin Our G+ Page https://plus.google.com/...