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Solar tracking system

United States Patent

July 12, 2016
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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
Solar tracking systems, as well as methods of using such solar tracking systems, are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the solar tracking systems include lateral supports horizontally positioned between uprights to support photovoltaic modules. The lateral supports may be raised and lowered along the uprights or translated to cause the photovoltaic modules to track the moving sun.
Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM), Nielson; Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 063,847
October 25, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.