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US20120037208 THIN FILM SOLAR CELL STRUCTURE  
A thin film solar cell structure and method of fabricating a thin film solar cell structure. The thin film solar cell structure comprises a photoelectric conversion structure; a grating coupler for...
US20130146123 Solar Panel Tracking and Mounting System  
A method for tracking solar panels includes the steps (a) beginning a tracking cycle substantially at sunrise with adjacent tilting panels all horizontal, (b) tilting the adjacent panels in unison...
US20140034112 OPTICAL CONCENTRATORS AND SPLITTERS  
Apparatus and methods are provided for use with solar energy. An optical concentrator and splitter (OCS) includes a non-planar bottom surface having symmetrical halves, each half defined by an...
US20120247533 REFLECTIVE DEVICE FOR A PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE WITH BIFACIAL CELLS  
The invention relates to a reflective device for a photovoltaic module formed by a plurality of bifacial photovoltaic cells or rows of said cells spaced apart from one another, each cell having an...
US20100139738 Rotating Photovoltaic Cells  
An apparatus is provided that comprises photovoltaic cells provided on a first rotatable member, an electric motor having an axial shaft, and a second rotatable member provided with an impeller....
US20120192919 FRESNEL-FLY'S EYE MICROLENS ARRAYS FOR CONCENTRATING SOLAR CELL  
Optical elements, concentrating photovoltaic devices and methods of forming optical elements are provided. An optical element includes a transparent material including a first surface and a second...
US20070089777 Heatsink for concentrating or focusing optical/electrical energy conversion systems  
The present invention relates to heatsink technology for helping to dissipate thermal energy generated or absorbed with respect to optical focusing and/or concentrating systems such as projectors...
US20110048495 Photovoltaic module containing a metal/polymer stack for enhanced cooling and reflection  
A method and apparatus for efficiently cooling a PV module for converting solar radiation to electrical energy comprises a means for defining a thermally conductive path characterized by a steep...
US20100126553 INVERTER WITH INTEGRATED CONTROL AND REGULATION FOR A TRACKER  
An inverter for converting the direct current provided by a solar generator to alternating current includes a control providing a control signal for a drive of the solar generator, for allowing...
US20100307564 APPARATUS FOR TWO-WAY TRACING AND CONDENSING SUNLIGHT OF ROOF INSTALLATION TYPE  
The direction of sunlight is tracked according to variations of the altitude of the sun to maximize condensing efficiency. An apparatus for tracking and condensing sunlight includes a horizontal...
US20070277868 Apparatus able to track sunlight by three angles for photovoltaic power generation  
Apparatus able to track sunlight by three angles for photovoltaic (PV) power generation includes: a solar cell module; a solar cell holder; an angle-adjustable platform; a driving motor; a holding...
US20090255569 METHOD TO IMPROVE PV AESTHETICS AND EFFICIENCY  
Various embodiments disclosed herein comprise a photovoltaic device of improved efficiency. The photovoltaic device comprises a photovoltaic material, a reflective conductor, a...
US20140007919 HYBRID SOLAR PANEL  
The invention relates to a hybrid solar panel comprising: photovoltaic elements (1) having a front face and a rear face; a heat exchanger (E) arranged opposite the rear face of said photovoltaic...
US20110197951 SOLAR BATTERY MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
A solar battery module includes a wiring substrate having connection wiring on a front surface, a plurality of solar battery cells, a sealant sealing the plurality of solar battery cells mounted on...
US20100051089 LIGHT COLLECTION DEVICE WITH PRISMATIC LIGHT TURNING FEATURES  
A light collection device includes a light guide body and a plurality of spaced-apart slits. The slits are formed by undercuts in the light guide body. Sides of the slits form facets that redirect...
US20100051086 REDUNDANT ARRAY OF SINGLE AXIS TRACKING SOLAR PANELS  
An array of independent single-axis tracking solar panel assemblies is provided which, compared to prior-art “ganged” tracking assemblies, can reduce production, installation, and operation cos...
US20100326493 PHOTOVOLTAIC APPARATUS UTILIZING INTERNAL REFLECTION  
A photovoltaic apparatus comprising: a semi-transparent photovoltaic panel to absorb a portion of the photons and to produce electrical energy, wherein the panel has a first conducting surface on...
US20120152311 COMPONENTS OF A TWO-AXIS TRACKING ASSEMBLY IN A CONCENTRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM  
Methods and apparatus are described for a two axis tracking mechanism for a concentrated photovoltaic system. Two or more paddle structures containing multiple CPV modules are installed onto each...
US20130220402 COATINGS FOR OPTICAL COMPONENTS OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS  
The present application is directed to a method of providing a coating to a surface of an optical element of a solar energy conversion system. The method comprises coating the surface of the...
US20090283134 Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel having one or more concentrator modules or module groups that articulate in place  
The present invention relates to photovoltaic power systems, photovoltaic concentrator modules, and related methods.
US20090065044 CONCENTRATOR-BASED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM BY PARALLIZING AND SPLITTING THE HIGH INTENSITY LIGHT  
The present invention is a high-intensity-light split-based photovoltaic system. More particularly, it is a photovoltaic system that utilizes the sunlight according to the frequency band via...
US20100163096 Economic solar electricity panel system  
Economical sunlight collection panels are constructed to minimize the cost to generate electricity from solar radiation. The panels use a plurality of fixed plastic linear lenses to collect...
US20110220091 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM TO ACCOUNT FOR CLOUD SHADING  
Images representative of cloud shadows with respect to a field of heliostats can be used to adjust operation of a solar energy system. For example, images of a field of heliostats and shadows...
US20130104962 PHOTONIC ENERGY CONCENTRATORS WITH STRUCTURAL FOAM  
Apparatus and methods related to photonic energy are provided. A device includes a reflector bearing a surface treatment and defining one or more photonic energy-concentrating areas. Target...
US20100206356 Rotational Trough Reflector Array For Solar-Electricity Generation  
A rotational trough reflector solar-electricity generation device includes a trough reflector that rotates around a substantially vertical axis. A strip-type photovoltaic (PV) device is fixedly...
US20130206205 Solar Power System and Solar Energy Chasing Method Thereof  
A solar power system and a solar energy chasing method. Errors may be corrected in the installation area of a solar energy collecting plate with solar cells, particularly, in the installation...
US20120012155 SOLAR RECEIVER WITH FRONT AND REAR HEAT SINKS  
In one aspect of the present invention, a solar receiver with an improved heat sink design will be described. The solar receiver includes a photovoltaic cell and a heat spreader plate having a...
US20130284236 Solar Collecting Device  
A solar collector having two axis control and cogeneration capabilities is provided. The solar collector may have a primary collecting mirror, a second reflecting mirror, and a solar collector...
US20100288332 SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC CONCENTRATOR PANEL  
A solar photovoltaic concentrator panel comprises a Fresnel lens concentrator which may be arched and a photovoltaic receiver within a container comprising a top window. The lens, photovoltaic...
US20120000508 THERMAL DEVICE AND PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE HAVING THE SAME  
Disclosed herein are a thermal device and a photovoltaic module having the same. The photovoltaic module includes a photovoltaic device, a thermal device, and an adhesive layer. The photovoltaic...
US20110023940 SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION SYSTEM  
In one aspect of the present invention, a solar energy collection system that includes multiple longitudinally adjacent collectors is described. The collectors are coupled end to end to form a...
US20100032004 Solar systems that include one or more shade-tolerant wiring schemes  
The present invention provides shade tolerant wiring solutions for solar systems. Elements are grouped and wired in parallel within a group such that the total current of a group is substantially...
US20080178926 ELECTRICITY GENERATION DEVICE USING SOLAR POWER  
The electricity generation device contains one or more photovoltaic members arranged into an array. Each photovoltaic member contains a solar cell and a reflection mirror. The solar cell is...
US20100236600 PARKING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTORS  
Disclosed are various apparatus and methods that may reduce or prevent damage to fragile components of solar collectors during storms, especially more violent storms such as hurricanes and...
US20100229919 Device for supporting and reversibly attaching and detaching photovoltaic modules  
A device for the support of photovoltaic modules such that the tilt angles of the photovoltaic modules can be varied to modify the exposure of the photovoltaic modules to sunlight for the purpose...
US20100175740 SOLAR COLLECTOR WITH END MODIFICATIONS  
In one embodiment, a concentrating solar energy collector, which tracks movements of the sun along one axis has a reflective trough, at least one solar receiver mounted above the reflective trough...
US20090277495 CONCENTRATED PV SOLAR POWER STACK SYSTEM  
The concentrated PV solar power stack system includes a solar concentration assembly, HC sunlight transmission light pipe and a LEC stack assembly holding a plurality of light-to-electricity...
US20060130889 Solar panel with optical films  
A solar panel mounting arrangement, and electronic device, and a wireless device, includes a solar panel (204); and a wavelength selectively reflective optical film (202) being disposed in front of...
US20100300510 SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS WITH REFLECTING AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION MEANS  
A solar power system may include at least one reflector The reflector may have a surface configured to convert a first part of the sunlight incident thereon to electrical power The surface of the...
US20140048118 SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS USING EXTERNAL REFLECTORS  
A solar energy concentrating system with high light collection efficiency includes a light concentrating unit, a light homogenizing unit and photovoltaic modules. The light concentrating unit...
US20120266935 HOMOGENIZING LIGHT-PIPE FOR SOLAR CONCENTRATORS  
A light pipe that can be employed for a Concentrator Photo-Voltaic (CPV) system is provided. The light pipe homogenizes light by diffusion and/or refraction, and can be embodied in a structure that...
US20100132763 DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A LOCAL CONCENTRATOR SYSTEM  
A local concentrator apparatus is described. The apparatus includes an array of photovoltaic cells arranged along an elongated strip, and one or more optical elements. The one or more optical...
US20120291848 SUPPORTING STRUCTURES FOR BUILDING INTEGRABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES  
Building integrable photovoltaic (BIP) modules include photovoltaic inserts for producing electrical power and supporting structures for mechanically attaching and supporting the insert with...
US20100051088 Photovoltaic solar concentrating power system  
The invention proposes a solar photovoltaic system, which includes concentrators of solar radiation of refractive type and an array of photovoltaic cells installed on a heat sink plate operating on...
US20120125401 Solar Collector Positioning Apparatus  
A solar collector positioning apparatus including a base structure and an intermediate frame connected to the base structure by at least two base support legs. The base support legs have a hinged...
US20140083482 ARCHITECTURAL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL AND VISIBLE LIGHT-TRANSMITTING REFLECTOR  
An architectural article that includes a photovoltaic cell and a visible light-transmitting reflector positioned to reflect light onto the photovoltaic cell is disclosed. The visible...
US20090293935 SOLAR COLLECTOR CAPABLE OF RECEIVING LIGHT RAYS WITH DIFFERENT INCIDENT ANGLES  
A solar collector includes a base having an internal chamber therein, a plurality of openings, and low reflection materials at an inner periphery thereof, a lens unit for enabling the sun's rays to...
US20120192918 SOLAR CELL MODULES COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE RIBBONS WITH DIFFUSE REFLECTIVE COVERS  
A solar cell module is provided that has a plurality of electrically interconnected solar cells, wherein each solar cell comprises a photoelectric conversion body, one or more conductive ribbons,...
US20090044851 SOLAR POWER SYSTEM  
A solar collector includes one or more diffractive optical elements that concentrate light in two dimensions. The optical elements may be flat inexpensive plastic gratings or holograms, The...
US20110155215 SOLAR CELL HAVING A TWO DIMENSIONAL PHOTONIC CRYSTAL  
Disclosed herein is a solar cell, which includes a substrate, a photoactive member and a two dimensional photonic crystal. The photoactive member is disposed on a surface of the substrate. The two...