Accession Number : ADD004267

Title :   Solar Collector Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Beck, Earl J , Jr

Report Date : 21 Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A system for controlling the movement in azimuth and elevation of a large number of sun following solor energy collectors from a single controller. The system utilizes servo signal generators, a modulator and a demodulator for transmitting the servo signals, and stepping motors for controlling remotely located solar collectors. The system allows precise tracking of the sun by a series of solar collectors without the necessity or expense of individualized solar trackers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Solar collectors, Energy conversion, Steering, Servomechanisms, Azimuth, Solar energy

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE