- Published: Monday, 19 December 2011
- Written by Jon Chandler
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In my article on the Irradiance Meter, I showed a picture of my friend Orris's solar panel set up for evaluation. I recently had a chance to visit and see the progress on this project. It's most impressive! Orris has been busy. Although not a exactly a microcontroller project, I think you'll enjoy seeing what a DIY-er can do on a large scale.
The array consists of 24 panels of 4' x 4' with a potential output of about 4 kW. The array features vertical tracking and will eventually include reflectors to direct more sunlight on to the panels. The panels are shown nearly fully elevated for the winter sun in the Seattle area (47° N latitude).
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