SOLAR TRACKING PLATFORM

By Thomas R. Hughes

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Photograph courtesy of Thomas R. Hughes

AUTOMATIC SUN-SEEKING FOR SOLAR GADGETS

This simple turntable platform uses a solar-powered motor and a strategically placed shade to automatically follow the sun, maximizing the potential of solar cookers, photovoltaic panels, or other devices.

I feel driven to use the sun however I can, and solar cooking is a great example. When the sun is shining out on my deck, I love being able to put some of those free joules into dinner rather than let them go to waste. And there’s nothing more satisfying than capping off a sunny day by opening up and enjoying a pot of delicious, ...

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