Passive Solar Panel Tracking

This is a video of the panels I will be using at the UF 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%.

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  1. #1 by svesolar at January 28th, 2009

    tracker do not use allot of power mine uses 12 watt hours per day for a 10’x 10 tracker and increases the power a panel out put bu 40%. how does this system work on a cloudy day?

  2. #2 by nuclearboy2003 at April 23rd, 2009

    The main problem with this system is that on a cloudy day it will not work. This is the one major flaw of the passive tracking system. The sun is required to make the passive tracking system work.

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