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A Vex Solar Tracker


Entry ID #: 1396
Created: Mon, Jan 13, 2014 5:05 PM

The 536 Teams created a solar tracker in Autodesk Inventor and in real life that tracks the sun to increase the efficiency of the solar panel it carries. This solar tracker is unique because it does not use sensors to track the sun, but instead uses a complex algorithm to know the suns position. This allows the solar tracker to be reprogrammed to perform other tasks without needing to change sensors. This also creates less environmental waste because the sensors to not have to be manufactured. Using a 1 meter solar panel on the solar tracker increases the efficiency y of the panel by 33%


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   Eric_J on 01/19/2014

The pictures were rendered in 4k resolution, but because of problems with the site, I had to make them JPEG files, not BMP files