Solar Trackers Garner NC

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North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
NC Solar Now, a SolarTEK Energy of NC company
(919) 439-0556
2031 Progress Court
Raleigh, NC
 
Earthwise Energy Solutions
(919) 210-9135
1251 NW Maynard Rd Suite 226
Cary , NC
Services
Energy Audits, Improvements

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Bowman Mechanical Services
(919) 772-6460
145 Technical Court
Garner, NC
Services
geothermal and conventional HVAC

NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Key Energy Solutions
(919) 228-9539
904 Spring Gate Ct
Apex, NC
Services
Photovoltaic - Solar Power

NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
Accelerate Solar
(877) 997-7652
1719 Kensington Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Photovoltaics, Solar Power, Interconnection

Solar Panel Tracking

As the earth moves through a yearly cycle (through the real solar system, that is), the angle of sunlight changes. To maximize your system output, you can track the sun as it changes position. You can purchase automatic solar trackers or you can track the sun yourself, by adjusting your solar panels accordingly.

Here's a rough guide as to how you might simply do that yourself:

  • Early February: set your solar panel at the same angle as your latitude.
  • Early May: set your solar panels at your angle of latitude minus 15 degrees.
  • Early August: set your solar panel at the same angle as your latitude.
  • Early November: set your solar panel at your angle of latitude plus 15 degrees.

Automatic solar tracking

For a more meticulously efficient solar energy system, you might look into purchasing an automatic solar tracker. These are solar "pathfinders" that follow the sun's daily path, to garner maximum power of the sun, for your pole mounted system.

For the vast majority of people, though, a solar tracker is only a neat "toy" you might buy for the fun of it and nothing else-the cost is not really warranted.

The best compensation for the problem of low sun angle is to simply purchase an extra panel....

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