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Apparatus and Method for Closed Loop Control of Heliostat Motion
This invention is an apparatus and method for controlling the motion of heliostats, which are mirrors that reflect sunlight towards a common target. For heliostats to be maximally efficient, they must be able to shift in orientation precisely as the Sun’s relative position to the Earth changes. This technology utilizes a beamsplitter perpendicular...
Published: 7/5/2024   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Andrew Vagher, Matthew Rademacher
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation
Actively Focused Heliostat with Mechanically Coupled Shape Change
This invention is a heliostat that has its toroidal reflector continuously altered through the day. A simple mechanical coupling is used to change the reflector shape over the course of the day. Dual-axis mounts were found to maximize capability. In this way, the heliostat realizes the highest possible concentration of sunlight. This model also reduces...
Published: 6/4/2024   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Matthew Rademacher
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy
Dual-Axis Tracker Using Lightweight Spaceframe Structures
This technology is a dual-axis tracker that is used in combination with a dish reflector to be used within a heliostat. The technology uses an azimuth structure that allows free vertical motion up and down the rotation axis and a full rotational motion about the axis. Background: Heliostats are commonly used within renewable energy and solar products....
Published: 4/3/2023   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Ryker Eads, Matthew Rademacher, Nicholas Emerson
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic