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Title: Automated solar collector installation design including version management

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. Some embodiments may provide viewing, creating, and manipulating of multiple versions of a solar collector layout design for a particular installation worksite. The use of versions may allow analysis of alternative layouts, alternative feature classifications, and cost and performance data corresponding to alternative design choices. Version summary information providing a representative comparison between versions across a number of dimensions may be provided.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corp., San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637840
Patent Number(s):
10592834
Application Number:
15/448,107
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06Q - DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/02/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wayne, Gary, Frumkin, Alexander, Zaydman, Michael, Lehman, Scott, and Brenner, Jules. Automated solar collector installation design including version management. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Wayne, Gary, Frumkin, Alexander, Zaydman, Michael, Lehman, Scott, & Brenner, Jules. Automated solar collector installation design including version management. United States.
Wayne, Gary, Frumkin, Alexander, Zaydman, Michael, Lehman, Scott, and Brenner, Jules. Tue . "Automated solar collector installation design including version management". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637840.
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