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1. (WO2017068413) SINGLE AXIS SOLAR TRACKING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SUCH SINGLE AXIS SOLAR TRACKING ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/068413    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/001514
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F24J 2/54
H02S 20/32
Applicants: CEP-IP
Inventors: GRANT, Thomas McGregor, James
Title: SINGLE AXIS SOLAR TRACKING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SUCH SINGLE AXIS SOLAR TRACKING ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
The single axis solar tracking assembly comprises a plurality of spine sections (2) connected to one another by universal joints (10), supporting legs (3) rotatably supporting the spine sections (2) on the ground, a plurality of brackets attached to each spine section (2), a plurality of rib members (4) connected to the brackets, and solar panels (5) secured to the rib members (4). The rib members (4) are moveable between a folded position and a deployed position. An auxiliary shaft is located between adjacent universal joints (10) connected to adjacent spine sections (2). First and second crossed spine hinge axes of the universal joints are arranged so that the spine sections (2) can be fold at right angles to the auxiliary shaft and the spine sections (2) can be fold in a zig zag fashion into a compact storage position in which the solar panels are arranged in adjacent parallel planes.