Home-made Solar Tracking System with no electronics for solar panel or solar oven

Home-made Solar Tracking System with no electronics for solar panel or solar oven

See how to make your own home-made solar tracker. It’s easy and effective. No special electronics or programming needed. Great for use with a solar panel system or a maintenance-free solar oven.

Here is a link for the wiring diagram for the solar cells and 12VDC motor: https://youtu.be/vvZ4DnvYhXo

Here is a link to a kit that includes the motor, solar cells and turntable: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/272385153619?

Here is a link to just the motor: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/331972060730?

Here is a link to just the solar cells used in this tracker: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/271090629958?

50 Comments

  1. Je S'appelle Root on March 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm


  2. Mike Guitar on March 23, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    well done



  3. Marko on March 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    genius bro



  4. Joe Boxter on March 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    How many lbs will this rotate reliably? Ball park: 25, 50, 75, 100lbs?

    (Easier to understand than 100w – 200w panel as weight varies. For example a 12% efficient weighs twice 21%.)



  5. Shanna Heckler on March 23, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    If you like to make your own energy you should go to Avasva



  6. Frank Hughes on March 23, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Paraffin wax motor for solar tracking



  7. wayne bayer on March 23, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    nice copying chum



  8. David Hughes on March 23, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    How would you mount a big solar panel. Would you need to add more little ones to change big solar panel e.g. morning, midday,night. One group of little panels is rotating around in circle other one might be needed to get the angle correct, so to speak. Good effort. Keep the ideas flowing.



  9. The Rust Admin on March 23, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for this, I’ve been wonding how to do this for a while. wasn’t the belt slipping a bit?



  10. Dennis Harold on March 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I took great plans from Avasva . It help me a lot with my own solars.



  11. sack on March 23, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Simple true but if I am trying to product power for batteries, I would need to have panels always producing power.  Good demonstration but moving a large array would take many panels with many not producing energy making it not cost effective.



  12. Shannon Amend on March 23, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    work goes much faster with Avasva plans.



  13. Nur idayanna on March 23, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Can you email me how to do this solar tracking nuridayanna37@gmail.com



  14. Ahmed Mohammed AbdelGawwad on March 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    the current will circulate through the two sets of cells , the internal resistance of cells is much lower than motor resestance
    can you please explain the real case values of the system components



  15. neonboy22 on March 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    For all the people who want to see some diagrams, an explanation, and another version that works the same – so they can understand clearly how the wiring and parts work. Look at this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTJqQYSJ8g



  16. Joe Blue on March 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    This tracking system moves only left/right but not up/down. Is there a way to move up/down too?



  17. Shantay Madison on March 23, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I think you can find good solution on Avasva



  18. Dylan Gammons on March 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    9



  19. Darcy Munro on March 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Brilliant ! simplicity is the ultimate invention



  20. NickWarnerMedia on March 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Video title “with no electronics”, video starts… “here are my electronics”



  21. riomar9 on March 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    IW…EXCELLENT VIDEO MY FRIEND… AT SUCH YOUNG AGE AND YOU WERE ALREADY SO VERY SMART INDEED…WOW!!! BEAUTIFUL JOB AND DEMONSTRATION BUDDY!!! VERY USEFUL, VERY SIMPLE…AND PRETTY POWERFUL MECHANISM FOR ITS SIZE!!! GOTTA BUILD THAT FOR MYSELF!!! THANKS FOR SHARING…GOD BLESS!!!



  22. wheredidileavemycell on March 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    so you replace the light from a typical solar spotlight with a motor to achieve light activated movement cancellation? (ie, it there is no light on the senor panel, it will move until there is…similar to a solar light activation in the absence of light) brilliant



  23. Alan Buck on March 23, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Nice job dude, nice solution to the morning reorientation. Elegantly simple



  24. Darryl Edington on March 23, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Just use a timer to point East in the morning, straight up at noon and West in the evening…
    No special nothing…



  25. bridgendesar on March 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I’m thinking, you don’t need the westerly extra panel, just put the extra easterly panel at a sharper angle



  26. ALEX PUCHKOV on March 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    A complex for tracking the sun based on the calculation of the data received from the GPS receiver. This system consists of a basic module SOLARSAN-GPS that can work independently and SOLARSAN-SLAVE working only as an executive device. Using SOLARSAN-GPS, you can target solar concentrators, collectors or panels at right angles to sunlight. Control is carried out with the help of actuators or rotary actuators in two planes and has an accuracy of one degree. The module has an input to connect an "anemometer" to protect against strong wind, the input of the "hail and snow sensor" and the input of the "photo sensor" for the sleep mode with low solar activity. Built-in WiFi module allows you to configure the tracker through the WEB page over a local network or through an access point. The built-in MQTT broker allows you to manage and receive data via the Internet network around the world. Power supply from 12V to 30V (and version HV with power from 12V to 55V). Protection by current. Short circuit protection. Built-in radio modem 433.92 (315.00) MHz with a capacity of 100 mW for data transmission in a radius of up to 100 meters to the SOLARSAN-SLAVE modules. Works both in one and two axes. The IP66 enclosure allows you to install a solar tracker under the open sky.



  27. Laticia Cull on March 23, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Discover how to do it with Avasva.



  28. Noah Jacob Smith on March 23, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Make it yourself thanks to Avasva solutions. I think it’s the best way to learn how to build it in the cheapest way.



  29. Carmelina Katzman on March 23, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I took great plans from Avasva . It help me a lot with my own solars.



  30. Basil Fawlty on March 23, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Bloody brilliant!



  31. Herman Huijbregts on March 23, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Genius system; gonna build one. Thanks!



  32. Adrian Arroyo on March 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    no electronics. just an electric motor, connected to electrical wire, with electrical connectors, electrified by electricity producing panels. but no electronics.



  33. riaz ahmed on March 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    So nice and easy



  34. kremicfein on March 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    How do you secure the system to be safe in a storm?



  35. Growponics on March 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    This is excellent. A major problem solver for me. Definitely using this idea!



  36. Shantay Madison on March 23, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Go to Avasva webpage if you’d like to know how to build it. Good solutions for everyone I think



  37. Alexander Veber on March 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Great project. How about the second axis of sun angle?



  38. John Smithy on March 23, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Are you utelizing just a servo? 12 volt black black amps. I need something much more complex but I want to say thank you for the simplicity of your design



  39. Sugito x on March 23, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    At 3.45 – "perfect"? No. It’s APPROXIMATELY perpendicular to the sun! You can easily see the error (maybe more than 15 degrees) by comparing with the shadow of the telegraph pole. That’s quite an error! I think the system needs to be made more sensitive. It also completely fails to track the sun in the vertical plane.



  40. Greg West on March 23, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Do you know how much weight the turn table will handle ? Also, have you had any trouble with your panels shorting out ?



  41. Joseph Qaqish on March 23, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    good Wheatstone bridge circuit .



  42. Richard Deal on March 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    more costly and produces less than just installing twice as much solar modules with half facing east and half facing west.



  43. vern yanke on March 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Anyone ever thought of using the solar cells to power relay switches instead of the orientation motor itself.



  44. Ian Fisher on March 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Did anyone ever crack the brand or type of motor used? I see someone mentions a printer motor?



  45. Shantay Madison on March 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Nice movie. However you should take instructions from Avasva website if you want to learn how to make it easily.



  46. Neil Reid on March 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Brilliant. Thanks for posting!



  47. suneesh kh on March 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Where should i place the actual solar pannels for power generation ?



  48. Anil Motwani on March 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Why not use a photo resistor instead of solar panels with are very expensive and then don’t even contribute to generating the power!



  49. Tim Milgart on March 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Lets hope it dosen’t rain 😀



  50. android boom on March 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    What I don’t understand is why is the motor stops rotating when the pannels are perpendicular to the sun