Rafael Reyes on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 17:13
In a corner of a Silicon Valley neighborhood of modest tract homes, robots are quietly at work generating electricity. The robot, made by Menlo Park startup QBotix, stops at each array and an arm pops out and mechanically adjusts the angle of the photovoltaic panels to track the sun through the day and the seasons to maximize electricity production. By eliminating individual trackers and letting one battery-powered robot do the job for 200 panel arrays, QBotix says it can cut costs by 15% while increasing electricity generation by 15%.
- as seen on the Daily Bright Spot www.cabrightspot.org