Solar Trackers are like solar panels, but the difference is that they move around tracking the sun, similar to sunflowers.
This makes STrackers more efficient than regular solar panels.
“They’ll stay perpendicular to the sun and by doing that they collect about 40 percent more energy than they would if they were in a fixed position,” Jeff Sharpe, Project lead for Stracker Inc., said.
The installation took 15 days to complete. The funding was provided by Abbotts Cottages LLC and other grants.
Energy generated from the Strackers will go to Abbotts Cottages and a portion of the energy will go to ScienceWorks.
Blakely McHugh is a weather forecaster and reporter for NBC5 News. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA.
Blakely is excited to be in southern Oregon, a place that gets all the seasons and has similar temperatures to Arizona in the summer! When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home watching TV and cuddling with her cat, Dallas. She also enjoys trying new places to eat and exploring the outdoors.
Blakely loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about, say “Hi!”