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Title: Support for solar energy collectors

A solar energy collection system can include support devices configured to accommodate misalignment of components during assembly. For example, the system can include piles fixed to the earth and an adjustable bearing assembly at the upper end of the pile. The adjustable bearing assembly can include at least one of a vertical adjustment device, a lateral adjustment device and an angular adjustment device. The solar energy collection system can also include a plurality of solar energy collection device pre-wired together and mounted to a support member so as to form modular units. The system can also include enhanced supports for wire trays extending between rows of solar energy collection devices.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1330702
Report Number(s):
9,482,449
13/176,276
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Jul 05
Research Org:
SUNPOWER CORPORATION, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING