Third Prize

SunSeeker (PV Array Tracker)

Imagine having the ability to control solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays to continually receive the most sunshine for optimal energy conversion. The SunSeeker enables you to do just that. Featuring a Microchip Technology chipKIT Max32, the system is designed to track, monitor, and adjust PV arrays based on weather and sky conditions. It identifies conditions, measures PV and air temperature, compiles statistics, and communicates with a local server that enables the SunSeeker to facilitate software algorithm development and refinement. Diagnostic software monitors the design’s motors to show both movement and position.

Graig Pearen