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Title: Structural frame and solar collector module

Abstract

Solar collector modules and techniques for their construction are disclosed. In one aspect, a solar collector module includes a reflector and a three-dimensional structural frame that supports the reflector. The structural frame includes a set of primary structural shapes and a set of axial frame members connected between corners of the primary structural shapes forming helical paths for the transmission of torque from one end of the structural frame to the other. In another aspect, a method for assembling a solar collector module includes pre-assembling part of the module.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Abengoa Solar LLC, Lakewood, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576440
Patent Number(s):
10436478
Application Number:
14/112,017
Assignee:
Abengoa Solar LLC (Lakewood, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-08GO18037
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Eisinger, Joseph, Manning, Kerry, Marcotte, Patrick, and Stegall, Nathan. Structural frame and solar collector module. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Eisinger, Joseph, Manning, Kerry, Marcotte, Patrick, & Stegall, Nathan. Structural frame and solar collector module. United States.
Eisinger, Joseph, Manning, Kerry, Marcotte, Patrick, and Stegall, Nathan. Tue . "Structural frame and solar collector module". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576440.
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