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Double-Layer Orthogonal-Offset Platforms in fluid and insolation environments

Edgar, Ross


The DLOOP is a structure of non-overlapping tiles (typically corner connected) occupying two layers. Interest in the DLOOP arises from Photo-Voltaic (PV) tracking applications. The tiles (PV modules) of contemporary tracking systems are within one contiguous layer, i.e. a side-by-side platform (SSP). Trees collect solar energy using branching structures to support leaves which are, similar to PV modules, planar surfaces of solar energy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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