If you lived on the equator would you point your solar panels straight up?



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    Not necessarily. The sun is directly overhead on the equator during the two equinoxes, on March 21 and September 21. But since the earth tilts on it’s axis, the sun in overhead, during the two solstices, on the Tropic of Capricorn on December 21 and overhead on the Tropic of Cancer on June 21. So if you wanted to maximize the sun’s energy reaching your solar panels, you’d have to point them slightly north in the summer, and slightly south during the winter. 

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