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Title: Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly

Abstract

A tilt assembly is used with a solar collector assembly of the type comprising a frame, supporting a solar collector, for movement about a tilt axis by pivoting a drive element between first and second orientations. The tilt assembly comprises a drive element coupler connected to the drive element and a driver, the driver comprising a drive frame, a drive arm and a drive arm driver. The drive arm is mounted to the drive frame for pivotal movement about a drive arm axis. Movement on the drive arm mimics movement of the drive element. Drive element couplers can extend in opposite directions from the outer portion of the drive arm, whereby the assembly can be used between adjacent solar collector assemblies in a row of solar collector assemblies.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sunpower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176439
Patent Number(s):
8,101,849
Application Number:
12/021,727
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
ZAX-6-33628-09
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Jan 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Almy, Charles, Peurach, John, and Sandler, Reuben. Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Almy, Charles, Peurach, John, & Sandler, Reuben. Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly. United States.
Almy, Charles, Peurach, John, and Sandler, Reuben. Tue . "Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176439.
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title = {Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly},
author = {Almy, Charles and Peurach, John and Sandler, Reuben},
abstractNote = {A tilt assembly is used with a solar collector assembly of the type comprising a frame, supporting a solar collector, for movement about a tilt axis by pivoting a drive element between first and second orientations. The tilt assembly comprises a drive element coupler connected to the drive element and a driver, the driver comprising a drive frame, a drive arm and a drive arm driver. The drive arm is mounted to the drive frame for pivotal movement about a drive arm axis. Movement on the drive arm mimics movement of the drive element. Drive element couplers can extend in opposite directions from the outer portion of the drive arm, whereby the assembly can be used between adjacent solar collector assemblies in a row of solar collector assemblies.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1176439}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {1}
}

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