D. Weaver


I retired from the Coast Guard 22 years ago. Most of my days are spent tinkering and building wild devices, mostly for my grand-daughters. The one project that I enjoyed making the most was a portable roller coaster for the yard. On one occasion we laid 300' of PVC track on a gentle sloping lawn that they assembled in about 10 minutes.

For the last 7 years I have been designing and building portable and semi-portable solar trackers. I took an interest in solar when we moved out into the country with a nice big yard and a Barn with no power. One thing led to another and I eventually ran the Barn on solar and partially heated it with a passive solar furnace.

I realized early on that I did not want to spend my retirement building and selling portable solar trackers in kit form but it was clear that there was an interest in portable solar. Writing an ebook describing the components and their purpose seemed to be a step in the right direction. This ebook will help you decide for yourself if you want to experiment with solar and my FREE downloadable plans will help you build one.

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Anywhere Under The Sun: Building Your Own Solar Tracker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Energy, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Electricity
Portable solar tracking systems, at least those currently for sale, are heavy, not very portable and very expensive. The least expensive model is around $1200 and would not transport easily in an RV. I have created a system that can be built by anyone using readily available parts. It is lightweight, easily assembled and it can be built for around $350, solar panel not included.

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