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Number: 250/203.4
Name: Radiant energy > Photocells; circuits and apparatus > Photocell controls its own optical systems > Following a target (e.g., a star or instrument pointer or other object) other than a pattern > Self-luminous target > Sun
Description: Subject matter wherein the self-luminous target to be tracked is the Sun.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8710414 Rotating sunlight/light beam for fractional/beneficial use Apr. 29, 2014
8692173 Solar tracking sensor array Apr. 8, 2014
8692174 Insolation sensor for solar light intensity having a precipitation sensor or deposit sensor associated therewith Apr. 8, 2014
8686332 Optically-controlled shunt circuit for maximizing photovoltaic panel efficiency Apr. 1, 2014
8686333 System and method for local string management unit Apr. 1, 2014
8686334 Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with offset solar cell modules Apr. 1, 2014
8680391 Solar concentrator configuration with improved manufacturability and efficiency Mar. 25, 2014
8674281 Solar energy harvesting system using luminescent solar concentrator with distributed outcoupling structures and microoptical elements Mar. 18, 2014
8674280 Concentration solar power optimization system and method of using same Mar. 18, 2014
8674279 Independently powered solar tracker controlling device with program to select alternative source of power supply to assure functionality Mar. 18, 2014
8669508 Sun-tracking system Mar. 11, 2014
8669509 Mobile computing device configured to compute irradiance, glint, and glare of the sun Mar. 11, 2014
8664577 Long range heliostat target using array of normal incidence pyranometers to evaluate a beam of solar radiation Mar. 4, 2014
8648551 Device for continuously reorienting a solar panel Feb. 11, 2014
8648286 Shadow band pyranometer Feb. 11, 2014
8642936 Intelligent solar energy collection system with a dedicated control device Feb. 4, 2014
8642937 Full-aperture, back-illuminated, uniform-scene for remote sensing optical payload calibration Feb. 4, 2014
8644995 Wireless local area network for a concentrated photovoltaic system Feb. 4, 2014
8629383 Photovoltaic system with managed output and method of managing variability of output from a photovoltaic system Jan. 14, 2014
8630293 Solar power plant with scalable communications protocol Jan. 14, 2014
8618462 Photoelectric transducer device having a rectifier is a second transistor with diode-connected and normally on Dec. 31, 2013
8618456 Inverter for a three-phase AC photovoltaic system Dec. 31, 2013
8609977 Self ballasted celestial tracking apparatus Dec. 17, 2013
8604404 Thermal tracking for solar systems Dec. 10, 2013
8592738 Alignment device for use with a solar tracking photovoltaic array Nov. 26, 2013
8581164 Light sensing system and method of driving the same Nov. 12, 2013
8581163 Automated control method for a solar protection screen installation comprising retroreflecting-type slats Nov. 12, 2013
8558155 Device for driving a light receiving element to track a light source Oct. 15, 2013
8552285 Device and method for solar-tracking according to sensor Oct. 8, 2013
8552286 Method of adaptive solar tracking using variable step size Oct. 8, 2013
8541725 Sunlight-tracking apparatus of a wall installation type having an opening and closing hinge bar pivotally connected in a hinge fixing bar Sep. 24, 2013
8541726 Diodeless terrestrial photovoltaic solar power array Sep. 24, 2013
8536504 Terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array with chain drive Sep. 17, 2013
8513514 Solar tracking for terrestrial solar arrays with variable start and stop positions Aug. 20, 2013
8513584 Photovoltaic array with angular adjustment Aug. 20, 2013
8507837 Techniques for monitoring solar array performance and applications thereof Aug. 13, 2013
8502129 Integrated remotely controlled photovoltaic system Aug. 6, 2013
8490619 Solar energy alignment and collection system Jul. 23, 2013
8487230 Intelligent solar energy collection system with a dedicated control device Jul. 16, 2013
8487229 Portable, durable, integrated solar power generation device Jul. 16, 2013
8481905 Shadow band assembly for use with a pyranometer and a shadow band pyranometer incorporating same Jul. 9, 2013
8481906 Tilting/tracking system for solar devices Jul. 9, 2013
8469022 Solar panel adjustment mechanism Jun. 25, 2013
8471187 Two-stage solar concentrating system Jun. 25, 2013
8466400 Calibration system for solar collector installation Jun. 18, 2013
8466399 Techniques for adjusting solar array tracking Jun. 18, 2013
8455806 Photovoltaic assembly for use in diffuse weather conditions and related methods Jun. 4, 2013
8455807 Sunlight collector module having a light-guide element and a beam splitting element and a hybrid illumination system having the same Jun. 4, 2013
8440950 Rooftop solar panel deployment and tracking system May. 14, 2013
8426792 Solar reflector apparatus with independently controlled bail-arms Apr. 23, 2013

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