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1. WO2011134004 - SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2011/134004
Publication Date 03.11.2011
International Application No. PCT/AU2011/000463
International Filing Date 21.04.2011
IPC
F24J 2/38 2006.1
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
F24J 2/54 2006.1
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
46Component parts, details or accessories of solar heat collectors
52Arrangement of mountings or supports
54specially adapted for rotary movement
G01S 3/782 2006.1
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
3Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received
78using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
782Systems for determining direction or deviation from predetermined direction
G05D 3/00 2006.1
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
3Control of position or direction
CPC
F24S 2030/132
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
30Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules
10Special components
13Transmissions
131in the form of articulated bars
132in the form of compasses, scissors or parallelograms
F24S 2030/133
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
30Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules
10Special components
13Transmissions
133in the form of flexible elements, e.g. belts, chains, ropes
F24S 30/452
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
452Vertical primary axis
G01S 3/7861
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
3Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received
78using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
782Systems for determining direction or deviation from predetermined direction
785using adjustment of orientation of directivity characteristics of a detector or detector system to give a desired condition of signal derived from that detector or detector system
786the desired condition being maintained automatically
7861Solar tracking systems
H01L 31/052
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
052Cooling means directly associated or integrated with the PV cell, e.g. integrated Peltier elements for active cooling or heat sinks directly associated with the PV cells
H02S 20/10
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
20Supporting structures for PV modules
10Supporting structures directly fixed to the ground
Applicants
  • UPTON ECOFORLIFE SOLAR TRACKERS PTY. LTD. [AU]/[AU] (AllExceptUS)
  • UPTON, Paul [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • MELTON, Glenn [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • UPTON, Paul
  • MELTON, Glenn
Agents
  • GRIFFITH HACK
Priority Data
201090176227.04.2010AU
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME DE POURSUITE DU SOLEIL
Abstract
(EN) A solar tracking system comprising a bed rotatable about a turntable, the bed supporting at least one post structure, the post structure supporting a solar panel assembly, the solar panel assembly being pivotable to the post structure about a horizontal axis, and direct drive means to rotate the bed and pivot the solar panel assembly, whereby ball and socket linkages secure the solar panel assembly to the post structure and a lever arm coupled to the solar panel assembly through ball and socket linkages imparts drive to cause the solar panel assembly to pivot about a horizontal axis and a floating drive is positioned between the bed and the turntable so that the tracking system can absorb twisting deflections.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de poursuite du soleil comportant un plateau rotatif autour d'une plaque tournante, le plateau supportant au moins une structure de type montant, la structure de type montant supportant un ensemble de panneaux solaires, l'ensemble de panneaux solaires étant en mesure de pivoter par rapport à la structure de type montant autour d'un axe horizontal, et un moyen d'entraînement direct permettant de faire tourner le plateau et de faire pivoter l'ensemble de panneaux solaires, des liaisons à rotule sphérique assujettissant l'ensemble de panneaux solaires à la structure de type montant et un bras de levier accouplé à l'ensemble de panneaux solaires par le biais des liaisons à rotule sphérique communiquant un mouvement d'entraînement pour provoquer le pivotement de l'ensemble de panneaux solaires autour d'un axe horizontal et un dispositif d'entraînement flottant étant positionné entre le plateau et la plaque tournante de sorte que le système de poursuite puisse absorber les flexions de torsion.
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