Shoebox size PV solar tracker

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Shoebox size PV solar tracker

Post by shawn » Wed May 23, 2007 11:28 am

I just noticed this solar tracker at Science Kit, a popular classroom catalog. The accompanying text claims:
"Tracker will increase the power output of photovoltaic arrays by over 200% (solar panels not included), by keeping the face of the panels parallel to the sun throughout the day."
http://sciencekit.com/the-sun-tracker/p/IG0030697/
I wonder whether I could possibly get 200%? A Madison, WI program determined that their dual-axis tracking PV installations gained 30% by tracking:
http://www.mge.com/environment/solar/learned.htm
What do you think? Would you like to have your students try the Science Kit equipment?

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