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Title: Automated solar collector installation design

Abstract

Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined "features" with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sunpower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150745
Patent Number(s):
8818924
Application Number:
12/708,498
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02B - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Wayne, Gary, Frumkin, Alexander, Zaydman, Michael, Lehman, Scott, and Brenner, Jules. Automated solar collector installation design. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Wayne, Gary, Frumkin, Alexander, Zaydman, Michael, Lehman, Scott, & Brenner, Jules. Automated solar collector installation design. United States.
Wayne, Gary, Frumkin, Alexander, Zaydman, Michael, Lehman, Scott, and Brenner, Jules. Tue . "Automated solar collector installation design". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150745.
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