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Title: Turning collectors for solar radiation

Abstract

A device is provided for turning a solar collector about the polar axis so that the collector is directed toward the sun as the sun tracks the sky each day. It includes two heat-expansive elements and a shadow plate. In the morning a first expansive element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the second expansive element is shaded by the plate. In the afternoon the second element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the first is shaded by the plate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Chicago, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862650
Patent Number(s):
3982526
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
collectors; solar; radiation; device; provided; collector; polar; axis; directed; sun; tracks; sky; heat-expansive; elements; shadow; plate; morning; expansive; element; heated; expands; shaded; afternoon; solar collector; solar radiation; /126/60/

Citation Formats

Barak, Amitzur Z. Turning collectors for solar radiation. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Barak, Amitzur Z. Turning collectors for solar radiation. United States.
Barak, Amitzur Z. Thu . "Turning collectors for solar radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862650.
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author = {Barak, Amitzur Z},
abstractNote = {A device is provided for turning a solar collector about the polar axis so that the collector is directed toward the sun as the sun tracks the sky each day. It includes two heat-expansive elements and a shadow plate. In the morning a first expansive element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the second expansive element is shaded by the plate. In the afternoon the second element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the first is shaded by the plate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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