Multi-drive solar-tracking photovoltaic system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 10333458
APP PUB NO 20180062566A1
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15254997

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A multi-drive solar-tracking photovoltaic (PV) system having several PV modules mounted on a torque tube is described. In an example, several motor drives input torque to the torque tube, and the motor drives are controlled by a single controller. The torque tube may include several sections joined by a torque tube coupler. For example, the torque tube coupler may having a medial section and end sections to join to the torque tube sections. The medial section and the adjoined torque tube sections may have a same outer diameter.

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SUNPOWER CORPORATION51 RIO ROBLES SAN JOSE CA 95134

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Erb, Richard Joseph San Francisco, US 1 0
Grushkowitz, Tyler Hayward, US 21 170
Judkins, Zachary Z Oakland, US 1 0
McKibben, Nicholas James Oakland, US 9 2
Schimelpfenig, Mark Adam Hayward, US 5 2
Wares, Brian San Francisco, US 37 368

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