I would like to combine two projects in order to optimize the way we harvest solar energy.
The first project is a solar tracking panel, which is a simple solar panel with photoresistor in order to get the best sunlight. With the help of two servomotor I can change the solar panels x and y position to get more sunlight.
I would like to follow this to accomplish the said solar tracking panel.
For the heliostat, I'm having a hard time to find a tutorial but I'm thinking that the heliostat is simply the same as the solar tracking panel with the only difference of using a mirror instead of the solar panel. The only problem is to program that heliostat to focus the sunlight to the moving solar panel.
Note that the scenario is like this.
There are a solar tracking panel and heliostat. While the solar tracking panel tracks the sunlight, the heliostat should focus the sunlight to the moving solar panel.
Do you have any suggestion? Please let me know.
I'm thinking that this project would increase the overall solar energy harvested by the solar panel since it is tracking the sunlight and an additional sunlight is being directed towards it using heliostat.