Actuators Make Solar Panels More Like Sunflowers

With almost supersonic speed, solar energy has advanced to unprecedented levels of use and a growing need for linear actuators. Actuators play an important role that is linked to solar panels for solar energy. A linear actuator borrows plant logic from the sunflower (helianthus annuus) to track the sun with optimal efficiency.

Actuators are pre-eminent mechanical devices that are traditionally used to generate kinetic motion to systems. There are several types of actuators used for chemical processing, pulp and paper industries, petroleum refining, production and marine industries. Mini actuators are also manufactured for many smaller sized mechanical parts and equipment. Mini actuators are built into hand tools as well as motors.

An actuator works with solar panels in the same way the tiny florets inside one large sunflower head collects sunlight for photosynthesis to nourish its leaves, stem and roots. Sunflowers are referred to as heliotropes because the flower head and tiny florets follow the sun from east to west each day.

The motion of a linear actuators for solar panels work to provide maximum panel efficiency. An actuator uses a tiny micro composite that is combined with an elastomeric liquid which produces heat. The result is heat-producing carbon tubes. Sunflower florets in the flower head acts as a storage and supply unit in the same way these heat-producing carbon tubes in a linear actuator in solar panels increase efficiency.

A linear actuator helps generate sufficient solar energy from originating panels to provide an excess of solar energy that can be transferred for wider ranges of use by simple conductivity. From industrial actuators to mini actuators and an idea borrowed from a sunflower for solar panels, the world of solar energy has become that much more exciting.

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