This Qbotix Robot Is Solar Power’s Best Friend [VIDEO]


Solar power is great, but it isn’t a perfect system. Panels are only in optimal ray-catching position for a small part of the day. Moving them and their own individual motors takes energy and hurts efficiency, especially with large solar fields.

Enter the Qbotix Solbot.

The small, battery-powered robot rides a monorail track underneath the panels of a solar farm. It travels from panel to panel, rotating each one so that it faces the sun for maximum efficiency. The panels get as much sun as possible, and don’t have to waste any of the power they generate, by rotating themselves.

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