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Solar energy system with wind vane

United States Patent

9,175,882
November 3, 2015
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A solar energy system including a pedestal defining a longitudinal axis, a frame that is supported by the pedestal and that is rotateable relative to the pedestal about the longitudinal axis, the frame including at least one solar device, and a wind vane operatively connected to the frame to urge the frame relative to the pedestal about the longitudinal axis in response to wind acting on the wind vane.
Grip; Robert E. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
THE BOEING COMPANY (Chicago, IL)
12/ 726,593
20110226232
March 18, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The inventions disclosed herein were made with the support of the government of the United States pursuant to contract number DE-FC36-07G017052 awarded by the Department of Energy. Therefore, the government of the United States may have certain rights in the disclosed inventions.