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Title: Stackable tracking solar collector assembly

Abstract

A solar collector assembly may include a frame supporting a solar collector and a frame member defining a tilted pivot axis. Support struts may be used to elevate one end of the frame and may be pivoted between an orientation generally parallel to the frame member and to an orientation generally away from the frame. Anchorless, ballast type bases may be used to support the solar collector assembly. Several assemblies may be stacked on top of one another in a storage or transportation configuration using spacers extending between the frames.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corp., San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532144
Patent Number(s):
9,243,818
Application Number:
12/021,682
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
ZAX-6-33628-09
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008-01-29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Shugar, Daniel S., Almy, Charles, Peurach, John, Coleman, Nathaniel T., Jones, Jason, and Sandler, Reuben. Stackable tracking solar collector assembly. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Shugar, Daniel S., Almy, Charles, Peurach, John, Coleman, Nathaniel T., Jones, Jason, & Sandler, Reuben. Stackable tracking solar collector assembly. United States.
Shugar, Daniel S., Almy, Charles, Peurach, John, Coleman, Nathaniel T., Jones, Jason, and Sandler, Reuben. Tue . "Stackable tracking solar collector assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532144.
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