Norfolk solar panels that track the sun

(not Norfolk)

On a rent holiday in Norfolk, I appreciated how sun worshippers were having to constantly re-position themselves and their windbreaks to catch the full rays of the sun.

It’s a bit of a problem, and one shared by typical solar panel installations.

However, a development at Boyland Hall, in Norfolk, has got around that problem by being the first UK customer of a German tracking system which uses GPS technology to track the sun.

Remember that scene from the ‘Bond film – The Man with the Golden Gun? This system couples GPS technology with astronomical calculations to always be facing the sun.

The result is a 9kW system which generates 45% more electricity than a fixed position system.

Now that is a figure to make heads (and solar panels) turn isn’t it?

photo credit: paul stevenson

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