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Title: Solar tracking apparatus

Abstract

The invention relates to a solar tracking device which tracks the position of the sun using paired, partially-shaded photocells. Auxilliary photocells are used for initial acquisition of the sun and for the suppression of false tracking when the sun is obscured by clouds.

Inventors:
OSTI Identifier:
5593390
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-022220; EDB-80-060889
DOE Contract Number:  
E(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR TRACKING; EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; OPERATION; PHOTODETECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Hammons, B.E. Solar tracking apparatus. United States: N. p., Web.
Hammons, B.E. Solar tracking apparatus. United States.
Hammons, B.E. . "Solar tracking apparatus". United States.
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