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Title: Support and maneuvering apparatus for solar energy receivers

Abstract

A support and maneuvering apparatus is disclosed for a solar energy receiving device adapted for receiving and concentrating solar energy and having a central axis extending through the center thereof. The apparatus includes a frame for mounting the perimeter of said solar energy receiving device. A support member extends along the central axis of the receiving device and has a base end passing through the center of the receiving device and an outer distal end adapted for carrying a solar energy receiving and conversion mechanism. A variable tension mechanism interconnects the support member with the frame to provide stiffening for the support member and the frame and to assist in the alignment of the frame to optimize the optical efficiency of the solar energy receiving device. A rotatable base is provided, and connecting members extend from the base for pivotable attachment to the frame at spaced positions therealong. Finally, an elevation assembly is connected to the receiving device for selectively pivoting the receiving about an axis defined between the attachment positions of the connecting members on the frame. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Inst. (SERI), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6222385
Patent Number(s):
7225444
Application Number:
ON: DE89011466
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY; OPTIMIZATION; SOLAR RECEIVERS; SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEMS; INVENTIONS; MEMBRANES; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLAR REFLECTORS; CONVERSION; ENERGY; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; HELIOSTATS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR TRACKING; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Murphy, L. M.. Support and maneuvering apparatus for solar energy receivers. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Murphy, L. M.. Support and maneuvering apparatus for solar energy receivers. United States.
Murphy, L. M.. Thu . "Support and maneuvering apparatus for solar energy receivers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6222385.
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title = {Support and maneuvering apparatus for solar energy receivers},
author = {Murphy, L. M.},
abstractNote = {A support and maneuvering apparatus is disclosed for a solar energy receiving device adapted for receiving and concentrating solar energy and having a central axis extending through the center thereof. The apparatus includes a frame for mounting the perimeter of said solar energy receiving device. A support member extends along the central axis of the receiving device and has a base end passing through the center of the receiving device and an outer distal end adapted for carrying a solar energy receiving and conversion mechanism. A variable tension mechanism interconnects the support member with the frame to provide stiffening for the support member and the frame and to assist in the alignment of the frame to optimize the optical efficiency of the solar energy receiving device. A rotatable base is provided, and connecting members extend from the base for pivotable attachment to the frame at spaced positions therealong. Finally, an elevation assembly is connected to the receiving device for selectively pivoting the receiving about an axis defined between the attachment positions of the connecting members on the frame. 4 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {7}
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