Tracking the sun in Texas

Discussion in 'Photo & Video Contest!' started by Billy Stevens, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Andy R.

    Andy R. WindyNation Engineer

    Wow! I watched it over and over. I thought that the clock was "photoshopped" but the reflection kept changing.
    How did you do that? What kind of camera did you use? Sun never gets that high here in central Pa.
  2. Thats an old walmart clock $15. I use a laptop and webcam and the time lapse is with a program called
    debut video capture, it captures the frame rate you like from the webcam, this one is one frame every 30 seconds. Thats my bro helping me set the electronics. The shadow from the tree will move to the south and not hit the tracker in about two weeks and not return until Sept. I live on the top of Galveston Bay TX and the temp is averaging 85 now. Cold front came in last night and dropped the temp back to 77.
  3. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    I can see how a tracker can REALLY make a difference there.
    Looks like you have ideal conditions for Solar and Wind at your location.
    Thanks for taking the time to show what a difference a tracker can make,
    After viewing this I can't imagine having stationary panels under your conditions.

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