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Rapid In-Situ Metrology of a Heliostat Field Using Starlight
This technology is a means of rapidly measuring the optical properties of each heliostat in a heliostat field using starlight. It is ideal for use with heliostats that can have their shape actively changed to maximize their light concentration effectiveness as they track the sun over the course of the day. Background: Heliostats are devices that track...
Published: 9/29/2022   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Ryker Eads
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Instrumentation and Methods for Optical Metrology of Heliostats
This technology offers a solution to the need to recognize and track the shape of adjustable and customizable heliostats. This problem is solved through a receiver fly eye lens, a metrology camera is able to quickly capture the beams of light coming through the array of apertures and determine their centroids and angles therefore determining the shape...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Ryker Eads, James Angel
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation
Blown Float Glass Lens Array and Method
This technology is a method for shaping glass that is used in silicon PV panels. The method involves a floating liquid glass that is used to form a flat sheet and is then blown to fit the curve of the shape. Sophisticated shaping control yields surfaces that may be used for a variety of solar panel applications, including concentrated photovoltaic systems...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Ryker Eads
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
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: 7/15/2022   |   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