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See how our patented SolarCAM solar system maximizes your energy production with a simple, clever design.
This solar energy measurement tool demonstrates the difference in energy received at different angles. Our winter setting is 45 degrees, which yields 949 watts per meter squared in this example, whereas a fixed tilt or roof mount panels will typically be at 25 degrees. The instrument at 25 degrees is collecting only 787 watts per square meter, a 20% decrease in production. Having the ability to adjust angle for seasonal sun change benefits the customer the entire life of the solar system.
The angle of adjustment is done 4 times annually. As the video shows, the cam locks are easily opened on each leg. The adjusting jack is cranked to change the angle, and then the cam locks are closed. In this video, the entire adjustment was easily done in less than a minute. Notice the inherent strength in the SolarCAM stand, which is designed to balance the panel weight over the centrally located pipe for easy adjustment.
Not every solar system is the same, so considering how the stand will last over time is a big factor worth consideration. So what long-term maintenance is needed on this system? A simple grease application about once every three years to keep the jack turning easily is all that we found is needed. Jim Straeter demonstrates here how applying a small dose of white grease on the SolarCAM stand is done with little effort.