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1. AU2012229906 - Apparatus and method for pointing light sources

Office
Australia
Application Number 2012229906
Application Date 14.03.2012
Publication Number 2012229906
Publication Date 03.10.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
F24J 2/38
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
JPRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Use of solar heat, e.g. solar heat collectors
38employing tracking means
CPC
F24S 20/20
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
20Solar heat collectors specially adapted for particular uses or environments
20Solar heat collectors for receiving concentrated solar energy, e.g. receivers for solar power plants
F24S 23/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
23Arrangements for concentrating solar-rays for solar heat collectors
F24S 23/30
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
23Arrangements for concentrating solar-rays for solar heat collectors
30with lenses
F24S 30/455
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
30Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules
40for rotary movement
45with two rotation axes
455Horizontal primary axis
F24S 50/20
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
50Arrangements for controlling solar heat collectors
20for tracking
F24S 2023/87
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
23Arrangements for concentrating solar-rays for solar heat collectors
70with reflectors
87Reflectors layout
Applicants SolarReserve Technology, LLC
Inventors Hines, Braden E.
Johnson, Richard L.
Agents Dark IP
Priority Data 61/465,165 14.03.2011 US
61/465,171 14.03.2011 US
61/465,216 16.03.2011 US
Title
(EN) Apparatus and method for pointing light sources
Abstract
(EN) The present invention relates to apparatus and methods to provide a control system for the purpose of redirecting light from a source onto a target. The aim of the light redirecting element can be precisely determined once the aim of the diffracted light is known. Advantageously, the characteristics of diffracted light indicative of how the diffracted light is aimed can be determined from locations outside the zone of concentrated illumination in which sensors are at undue risk. This, in turn, means that diffracted light characteristics can be detected at a safe location, and this information can then be used to help precisely aim the light redirecting element onto the desired target, such as a receiver in a CSP system. The aim of the diffracted light is thus an accurate proxy for the light beam to be aimed at the receiver.