Integrated renewable energy and asset system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9903618
SERIAL NO

14528952

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An integrated renewable energy and asset system is provided. In some embodiments, the system comprises: an existing parking lot positioned adjacent to a building structure, wherein the existing parking lot has an associated pattern; bore holes that are formed into the existing parking lot, wherein the bore holes are organized based on the pattern of the existing parking lot; vertical columns inserted into at least a first portion of the bore holes, wherein: crossbeams are installed on an upper portion of a vertical column to form a support structure; and a canopy is connected to the crossbeams, wherein the canopy is formed from multiple attached photovoltaic modules and thermal tubes are integrated with the photovoltaic modules; geothermal tubes that capture thermal energy are inserted into at least a second portion of the bore holes, wherein each of the thermal tubes and each of the geothermal tubes is connected to a geothermal heat pump and wherein each of the thermal tubes is connected to the geothermal heat pump; and a hardware processor that is configured to: receive sensor information from sensors disposed on the canopy; determine whether to direct at least a portion of the thermal energy captured using the geothermal tubes to the solar thermal panels based on the received sensor information; and cause the heat captured using the geothermal tubes to be directed to the solar thermal panels based on the determination.

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SUNPOWER CORPORATION51 RIO ROBLES SAN JOSE CA 95134

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cuff, Brian Irvington, US 8 42
Froelich, David New York, US 3 26
Iwasaka, Hikaru New York, US 9 45
Keller, Alexander New York, US 103 2018
Mackler, Laurence Larchmont, US 19 204

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