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Building an Off-Grid Solar System for a Campervan – Part Two

A keen electronic engineer with a passion for sustainability, IoT and transport. Follower of the digital nomad movement and currently documenting a campervan conversion project on DesignSpark. Compulsive tea-drinker. BrightSpark 2017. BEng.


July 23, 2021 09:06

Great design.

Was thinking on how the mechanical install can be if the panel frame is somehow pivoted so that it can incline to some angle following the sun when Van is not moving....

July 28, 2021 11:03

@Ernest6 Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I have often wondered the same thing and how I could feasibly attach the panels to a moving platform that tracks the azimuth and/or elevation of the sun. I'm sure linear actuators would work well in this application, similar to a motion simulator or delta robot and even if they're just used as a manual pitch adjustment, it's definitely worth considering!

June 7, 2021 11:25

Aluminium angle would have been a better choice.

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