My name is Brian and I’m building my own van conversion from a 1975 Opel Blitz. I’m combining school and hobby by designing/fabricating a way to get more solar from less square meters. The goal is to have more and more efficient solar power without having your whole roof full of solar panels.
I was wondering if there would be interest in a solar tracker system with fold/slide out solar so you can get about 600Wp of solar on a space that would originally house 200Wp, and have it track in the sun. This way you could increase the output with about 260% adding the efficiency of the tracker.
Are there people interested in such a system as a DIY kit or the thing as a whole? I’ve also thought of sharing build plans to get more impact on a larger amount of people.
Also what would your demand be in this area. Is full automation a priority, or do you not mind manual setup?
Another idea was a foldout solar awning.
Feedback would be appreciated!