This project aims to create a system in which a mobile solar panel is more efficient than a stationary panel of the same size and type by having the mobile solar panel move to areas where it can be exposed to more direct sunlight.

The system will observe in real time, which areas over a given range, are receiving the most sunlight. It will then determine whether or not it should move to the area that is receiving the most sunlight. This decision is based on the predicted amount of energy needed to move the solar panel to the new area and the predicted difference in solar energy being harvested between the two areas.

This will be achieved using an algorithm that will improve the system’s efficiency over time by combining the data recorded from the actual movements of the solar panel and actual differences in energy harvested with the corresponding predicted values.



Diego Alonso Bazan Velasquez

Union College, Class of 2018

Computer Engineering