Solar Tracker (ENGR 110, Spring 2014)
Students: Nathan Garvey, David Lyons
Advisor: Geetha Arun
The students examined the installation of a mechanically-powered, off-grid solar tracking system at the Guadalupe River Park. The project was implemented with the addition of a water clock tracking system by SunSaluter. Both mechanical and electrical components were implemented within the design. The mechanical aspects consisted of an A-Frame structure, water clock, counterweight, and the electrical aspects consisted of the SunSaluter solar panel and its sun tracking system to maximize efficiency.