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9022020 Linear Fresnel solar arrays and drives therefor  
Described herein are solar energy collector systems, components for solar energy collector systems, and methods for installing solar energy collector systems. The components for solar energy...
8997734 Solar concentrating heat receiver and system thereof  
The concentrating heat receiver (10) is provided with a casing (41) which has an opening portion (15) into which sunrays are made incident, a heat receiving portion (42) which is accommodated...
8950391 Drive mechanism for a solar concentrator assembly  
A drive mechanism for a solar concentrator assembly. In one embodiment, a drive mechanism for a linear solar concentrator assembly which includes an elongate reflector support frame which is...
8915244 Concentrating solar power with glasshouses  
A protective transparent enclosure (such as a glasshouse or a greenhouse) encloses a concentrated solar power system. The concentrated solar power system includes one or more solar concentrators...
8895834 Solar tracker assembly  
An assembly is disclosed for adjusting the position of a solar array or device to enable it to maintain a desired solar energy reception throughout each day's operation of the assembly. Solar...
8887711 Solar tower system with carousel heliostats  
A solar tower system including an array of individually controlled carousel-type heliostats, where each heliostat includes a rotatable D-shaped carousel, a mirror array including horizontal,...
8877016 Solar steam generation  
Systems and methods for solar steam generation are described. The systems and methods include moving at least one frame mounted optical focusing lens to track the sun in two axes and disposing a...
8863739 Structure for lifting and mounting heliostats and trolley for moving said heliostat  
It allows lifting the heliostat in the warehouse and placing it on the cart, and once it reaches the installation spot in the field, the lifting structure is used to lift the heliostat from the...
8844515 Carousel heliostat having louvered horizontal mirrors for solar tower systems  
A low profile heliostat with elongated louvered mirror segments is provided. Its envelope of revolution has the shape of a flat disc to enable heliostat fields with very high ground coverage...
8839783 Apparatus and method for collecting and distributing radiation  
The present invention provides for a hybrid solar radiation collection and distribution system comprising both passive solar and active solar components, generating electric potential, generating...
8835747 Components of a two-axis tracking assembly in a concentrated photovoltaic system  
Methods and apparatus are described for a two axis tracking mechanism for a concentrated photovoltaic system. Two or more paddle structures containing multiple CPV modules are installed onto each...
8807128 Linear fresnel solar arrays  
Disclosed herein are examples and variations of solar energy collector system comprising an elevated linear receiver (5) and first and second reflector fields (10P, 10E) located on opposite sides...
8807129 Tracker drive system and solar energy collection system  
A tracker drive system is provided for rotatably driving one or more objects, for example solar panels or other equipment. The system comprises a torque element mounted for rotation about a...
8763602 Device, in particular a heliostat or photovoltaic device  
The invention relates to a device, in particular a heliostat or photovoltaic device, having a stand (12), having a carrier device (14) disposed thereon and mounted rotatably about an azimuth axis...
8752380 Collapsible solar-thermal concentrator for renewable, sustainable expeditionary power generator system  
A solar-thermal concentrator for a expeditionary power generator system including a portable power plant that utilizes a hybridized solar/fuel Stirling engine to supply electric power in an...
8671930 One-axis solar tracker system and apparatus with wind lock devices  
The present invention proposes a one-axis solar tracker system and apparatus which is simple to install, lower cost and with the provision of an electric-magnetic locking device to resist from...
8622056 Solar energy power generation system  
A solar energy power generation system generates AC electrical power from solar radiation through the use of parabolic troughs to capture the energy and a fluid turbine to convert the solar energy...
8578929 Modular pivotable solar collector arrangement  
Modular solar collector, comprising a first supporting stand, the first supporting stand having at its upper end a first pivot bearing point defining a pivotal axis, a second supporting stand,...
8578928 Directable solar panel systems  
The invention relates to improvements in orientable solar panel array systems of the type of solar panel arrays comprising a plurality of panels (1) for capturing solar radiation, arranged on a...
8536504 Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with chain drive  
The terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array includes a longitudinal support that may be constructed of discrete sections. The overall length of the array may be adjusted depending upon the...
8528541 Solar collection apparatus and methods  
A mirror or other reflecting surface is used for collecting and reflecting incident solar radiation. The mirror is supported for independent motion about a pair of axes. An accelerometer generates...
8522772 Tracking system for lightweight solar collector assembly and array  
A tracking system for a solar collector assembly array where the tracking system includes a coplanar circular rim structure including multiple circular rims, where each circular rim is fitted...
8511297 Actuator-based drive system for solar collector  
A system for controlling the rotational position of a solar collector trough includes a hydraulic cylinder having an output end and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly includes at least one...
8492645 Transportable solar power system  
A transportable, self-contained, solar power system comprised of a plurality of individual solar power arrays, each array being contained within a transportable frame. Each array is folded into a...
8490620 In-ground solar trough  
A solar trough includes a light receiver for transporting a fluid to be heated by the solar trough, at least one rail partially or fully disposed in a trench, a parabolic light collector slidably...
8469022 Solar panel adjustment mechanism  
The present invention provides methods and systems for a solar panel adjustment device, including a solar panel having a first end and a second end for receiving sunlight, a first pivot frame...
8459249 Single axis solar tracking system  
A solar tracking system with a torque tube supporting solar panels. Columns support the system and have bearings for rotation of the torque tube. A drive is coupled to the torque tube and is...
8418687 Parabolic solar trough systems with rotary tracking means  
The inventive solar trough field system (A) comprises multiple parabolic reflectors (1), support circles (3) of which the center coincides with the focus of the parabolic reflector (1 ) and which...
8378281 Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with offset solar cell modules  
Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic arrays that may include a modular design that is sized and weighted to facilitate installation with a small amount of manpower. The array may further be...
8338771 Apparatus for tracking and condensing sunlight of sliding type  
There is provided an apparatus for tracking and condensing sunlight of a sliding type which tracks a direction of sunlight according to variations of an altitude or orbit of the sun pivots a solar...
8338770 Vertical solar panel array and method  
A vertical solar panel array including a portable base with a rotatable surface and a plurality of double-sided solar panels each having a plurality of solar cells mounted on each side thereof....
8322332 Self-erecting gimbal mounted solar radiation collectors  
A solar radiation collector system may includes a gimbal with a rim that supports a solar radiation concentrator or collector assembly passing through the plane of the rim, and foundation...
8316840 Shape memory alloy motor  
The invention discloses a novel and efficient drive mechanism for use in a variety of applications. This novel mechanism replaces traditional stepper motors or another analogous art with shape...
8256911 System for asynchronous remote steering of reflectors  
The system for asynchronous remote steering of reflectors has parallel asynchronous remote steering mechanisms operably connected to reflectors. A powerless (mechanical) focal beam brake is also...
8251054 Device for collecting solar energy to produce heat  
A machine for tracking the sun's movement and concentrating sunlight consists of a main frame which pivots in the north and south direction on a base having conduit for a heat medium (a liquid...
8203110 Dual axle solar tracker  
Solar tracker with a principal substructure comprising a series of posts between which sections of beams are arranged, joined by intermediate axles and which can turn in respect of a longitudinal...
8188415 Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array  
The terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array includes a longitudinal support that may be constructed of discrete sections. The overall length of the array may be adjusted depending upon the...
8176806 Two-axle drive system  
In a two-axle drive system (10) for holding and moving large sunlight-absorbing, concentrating or reflecting surfaces about an azimuth axis (14) and an elevation axis (15), in the case of which a...
8161962 Sun tracking system  
A sun tracking system includes a reduction device of a servo motor, multiple shafts, multiple couplers, and at least two rows of cylinders and each row having at least two cylinders, a solar...
8136518 Sun-tracking solar energy collector apparatus  
A sun-tracking solar energy collector apparatus includes an east-west driving shaft body and a south-north driving shaft body which are coupled in the shape of a cross. A first driving member of...
8101849 Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly  
A tilt assembly is used with a solar collector assembly of the type comprising a frame, supporting a solar collector, for movement about a tilt axis by pivoting a drive element between first and...
8001960 Method and control system for operating a solar power tower system  
A solar energy collection system includes a primary solar receiver and a secondary solar receiver. The secondary solar receiver generates steam using energy from solar radiation incident thereon....
7950386 Carrier for a solar energy reflector element  
A reflector element carrier structure is disclosed for use in a solar energy reflector system. The structure comprises a reflector element (11), a corrugated platform (12) which carries the...
7926480 Carrier and drive arrangement for a solar energy reflector system  
A carrier and drive arrangement is disclosed for use in a solar energy reflector system. The arrangement comprises a) a carrier structure (10) having a platform (12) for supporting a reflector...
7891351 Man made island with solar energy collection facilities  
A man-made island [10], adaptable for land-based or sea-based operation holds solar energy collection facilities and is rotatable to optimize the angular orientation thereof relative to the...
7888588 Tracking solar collector assembly  
A tracking solar collector assembly includes solar collector support structure, with at least one solar collector mounted thereto and first and second spaced apart pivotal support points defining...
7888587 Modular shade system with solar tracking panels  
A modular shade system with solar tracking panels includes a series of generally North-South oriented, spaced apart torque tubes, each torque tube having an axis, a series of panels mounted to at...
7847182 Sun tracking system for a solar panel  
A sun tracking system includes a first, and a second photo sensors, separately mounted on a solar panel on two positions apart from one another and symmetrical with respect to a center of the...
7836879 Tracker drive system and solar energy collection system  
A tracker drive system is provided for rotatably driving one or more objects, for example solar panels or other equipment. The system comprises a torque element mounted for rotation about a...
7677241 Apparatus for redirecting parallel rays using rigid translation  
An accurate and cost effective heliostat array and method of use is disclosed. The heliostat array in the preferred embodiment comprises a plurality of mirrors arrayed in a common plane, a...

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