by Varun Chandrashekhar

Solar Tracker


Fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) play a dominant role in current global energy systems. Fossil energy had been the fundamental driving force for our technological advancement. On the flip side, it has caused harmful effects on our environment and has contributed to global warming and climate change.

Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundantly available energy source. Solar technologies can harness this energy to produce electricity. My project aims to create an economic and viable solar energy harvester that would be adaptive to weather conditions and would be cost-effective. This project also intends to compare the efficiency of Tower Based Solar Systems to Light Tracking Solar Systems.