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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. Auxiliary photocells are used for initial acquisition of the sun and for the suppression of false tracking when the sun is obscured by clouds.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863673
Patent Number(s):
4225781
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
E(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; tracking; apparatus; relates; device; tracks; position; sun; paired; partially-shaded; photocells; auxiliary; initial; acquisition; suppression; false; obscured; clouds; solar tracking; tracking apparatus; tracking device; /250/126/356/

Citation Formats

Hammons, Burrell E. Solar tracking apparatus. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Hammons, Burrell E. Solar tracking apparatus. United States.
Hammons, Burrell E. Tue . "Solar tracking apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863673.
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author = {Hammons, Burrell E.},
abstractNote = {The invention relates to a solar tracking device which tracks the position of the sun using paired, partially-shaded photocells. Auxiliary photocells are used for initial acquisition of the sun and for the suppression of false tracking when the sun is obscured by clouds.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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