Solbot is a solar tracking robot used in photovoltaic power stations to adjust multiple solar arrays for optimum sunlight positioning. The robot travels on a rail and adjusts each solar panel to optimally face the sun, returning in regular 40 minute intervals to make precise adjustments as the sun moves across the sky. The benefits of this solar tracking system are significant, namely the robot replaces hundreds of individual motors and controllers found on conventional tracking systems, it improves system reliability and control, is easier to set up, and it reduces the overall cost of a solar farm. Whipsaw’s role was to make Solbot robust, weatherproof, serviceable, safe and attractive.
ServicesIndustrial Design, Mechanical Engineering