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US20110240097 CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR SYSTEM WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS  
A solar energy collector system includes a solar collector configured to reflect sunlight to a diffused focal point, and a photovoltaic cell assembly carried by the solar collector. The...
US20100313928 Photovoltaic Array With Array-Roof Integration Member  
One embodiment relates to a photovoltaic (PV) apparatus. The PV apparatus includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules arranged in an array and attached to a support structure which is attached to...
US20110139214 Systems, Circuits, and Methods For a Back Sheet of an Adaptive Solar Power System  
A solar power system may comprise a back sheet that comprises an interconnect circuit coupling a plurality of cell tiles. A tiled solar cell, comprising a solar cell and encapsulating and glass...
US20120145223 SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY COLLECTOR  
A solar thermal energy collection module formed by a sandwich of metal plates. The metal plates collect solar radiant energy and convert that to thermal energy in a heat transfer fluid that flows...
US20110265840 SOLAR PANEL EFFICIENCY ESTIMATOR  
A photovoltaic efficiency estimator, comprising a photovoltaic cell covered by a sunlight-penetrable surface; an illuminator for artificially illuminating said surface; and a controller connected...
US20080236653 PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING PANEL  
Disclosed is a photovoltaic roofing panel including at least one photovoltaic collector strip and a substrate configured to be disposed on a roof deck, the at least one photovoltaic collector strip...
US20130074931 POLYMER INTERLAYERS COMPRISING EPOXIDIZED VEGETABLE OIL  
An interlayer comprised of a thermoplastic resin, varying amounts of an epoxidized vegetable oil, and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer. The use of a thermoplastic resin, an epoxidized...
US20120227778 Thermoelectric Textile  
Disclosed are thermoelectric systems and methods for manufacturing thermoelectric systems. In one embodiment, a thermoelectric system include a flexible structure and at least one thermocouple unit...
US20120291850 CONCENTRATING SOLAR BATTERY, CONCENTRATING SOLAR BATTERY MODULE, CONCENTRATING SOLAR BATTERY SYSTEM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONCENTRATING SOLAR BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONCENTRATING SOLAR BATTERY MODULE  
A concentrating solar battery in which concentrated sunlight is guided to a solar battery cell, the concentrating solar battery including: a substrate on which the solar battery cell is mounted; a...
US20110308177 Solar Energy Collection Systems and Methods  
A solar electricity system, comprising a solar collection surface adapted to convert light into DC electricity; a power inverter to convert the DC electricity into AC electricity; and a power cable...
US20120167959 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE HAVING A PLANAR CELL CONNECTOR  
The invention relates to a photovoltaic module made of at least two solar cells, wherein said cells are connected at least in regions by a planar cell connector. The cell connector is made of at...
US20120080075 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE SUPPORT CLAMP ASSEMBLY  
Apparatus and techniques for mounting frameless photovoltaic modules reduce module stress induced by the mounting configuration. Mounting clamps and rail/clamp spacing configured to relieve module...
US20130152989 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR HAVING AN INTEGRATED PRETENSIONED MOUNTING  
A thermoelectric generator and a method for manufacturing a thermoelectric generator are described. The thermoelectric generator, having a housing in which at least one heat source tube, at least...
US20130228205 Apparatus for reversibly converting thermal energy to electric energy  
A thermoelectric device (the TED) of the present invention is used as a generator application and a heat pump application. The TED transfers heat from one side of the device to the other side from...
US20120048340 SOLAR PANEL TRACKING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED TRACKING SENSOR  
A solar tracking system for active tracking of a solar panel array relative to the sun's position includes at least two photovoltaic (PV) sensors disposed along a common axis at opposite cardinal...
US20120042944 PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL WITH FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE AND OPTICAL PRISM LAYER  
A photovoltaic panel includes a flexible substrate, an optical prism layer, and a photoelectric layer disposed between the plastic flexible substrate and the optical prism layer. The optical prism...
US20120132249 SOLAR MODULE WITH A CONNECTING UNIT HAVING A MOLDED PART  
A solar module configured for electrical connection via a solar cable includes at least one connecting unit having at least one electrically conductive connection between the solar cable and a...
US20120167953 SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR WITH COMPREHENSIVE EFFECTS  
A solar energy collector with comprehensive effects. The collector is mounted on a mounting surface (5) of a building or the ground. The collector includes an external controller (4) and a support...
US20110083733 POWER INVERTER DOCKING SYSTEM FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES  
An electronics module docking system includes docking member removably coupled to a photovoltaic module. The docking system includes a first connector port electrically coupled to one or more...
US20110209745 PHOTOVOLTAIC FRAMED MODULE ARRAY MOUNT UTILIZING ASYMMETRIC RAIL  
A photovoltaic framed module array apparatus for mounting a first framed photovoltaic (PV) module and a second framed PV module is provided. The photovoltaic framed module array apparatus comprises...
US20140290716 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY  
A photovoltaic module mounting assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a bearing cradle assembly, a first mounting bracket, and a second mounting bracket. The bearing cradle assembly is...
US20120042929 ELECTRICAL CONTACT  
A photovoltaic device with a low-resistance stable electrical back contact is disclosed. The photovoltaic device can have a CuTex or CuTexNy layer.
US20140137941 SOLAR REDSHIFT SYSTEMS  
Solar-redshift systems comprise an integral array of redshift modules, each having at least a focusing device, a target, and a quantum-dot vessel. The quantum-dot vessel contains quantum dots that...
US20140230874 Waste heat thermoelectric generator with auxiliary burner  
A thermoelectric generator utilizing a number of thermoelectric modules to produce electric power from waste heat when waste heat is available and from an alternate heat source when waste heat is...
US20120152325 JUNCTION BOX ATTACHMENT TO SOLAR MODULE LAMINATE  
A multi-layer photovoltaic module including an integrated junction box base plate. A portion of the top layer of the module may be removed to form an aperture, within which the base plate may be...
US20120174908 SOLAR COLLECTION SYSTEM AND SOLAR COLLECTOR THEREFOR  
A solar collection system is described that includes an elongate central truss angled upward from ground horizontal and mounted on a plurality of ground support legs, a collector subsystem mounted...
US20130125482 Photovoltaic Roofing Elements And Photovoltaic Roofing Systems  
The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically...
US20120186630 Photovoltaic Roofing Elements and Photovoltaic Roofing Systems  
The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically...
US20100059104 HOOK AND LOOP ATTACHMENT OF SOLAR PANELS TO ROOFING MEMBRANES  
An energy generating system for placement on a roof structure is disclosed including one or more solar panels (10) being secured to roof system components. The solar panels are secured thereto with...
US20120006393 Dielectric Coating For Single Sided Back Contact Solar Cells  
A dielectric coating material system for use in a single-sided back contact solar cell is disclosed. The material system serves to electrically isolate electrodes of opposite polarity types on the...
US20110232727 FLOATING PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM  
A floating photovoltaic system includes a floating structure with a series of floating blocks which form a basically flat floating grid with a float height, a strengthening structure-with a series...
US20120247530 Strain relief solar cell electric coupler  
The device described relates to a strain reliving electric coupler used to connect solar cells in solar panels, particularly solar panels made from polymer materials and lightweight metals. These...
US20140083166 Thermoelectric moisture detector  
The apparatus has a chemical energy reservoir that releases thermal energy upon contact with moisture. The apparatus furthermore has a converter that is embodied to convert the thermal energy into...
US20120159922 TOP CYCLE POWER GENERATION WITH HIGH RADIANT AND EMISSIVITY EXHAUST  
The present invention generally relates to power generation methods and secondary processes requiring high radiant and emissivity homogeneous combustion to maximize production output. In one...
US20120279546 SOLAR CELL CONNECTOR ELECTRODE, SOLAR CELL MODULE AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING A PLURALITY OF SOLAR CELLS  
In various embodiments, a solar cell connector electrode may include a multiplicity of electrically conductive solar cell connector elements arranged alongside one another; and a plurality of...
US20110232630 SOLAR COLLECTOR/WIND DEFLECTOR CONVERSION OF A SOLAR AND WIND CONVERTER  
An integrated solar and wind hybrid energy generating system is capable of converting a solar collector to a wind deflector to increase wind catching area for the wind turbine during the nighttime...
US20110240120 LUMINESCENT PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATOR AND A WACEGUIDE FOR USE IN A PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATOR  
The present invention relates to a luminescent photovoltaic generator (1) and a waveguide for use in such a photovoltaic generator. The photovoltaic generator comprises a photovoltaic cell (4) and...
US20120042925 Solar Cell String And Solar Module Equipped With Such Solar Cell String  
A solar cell string contains a solar cell (1), formed by a wafer substrate (10) having a flat electrode contact segment (11), having a further solar cell (2) disposed adjacent to the solar cell...
US20090000657 Photovoltaic System And Trim Strip For Use in Roofing Applications  
The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic systems. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic systems suitable for use in roofing applications, and to building...
US20110204721 Electricity Generation System  
An electricity generation system having a low frequency alternating heat and cold distribution system provided for alternately distributing heat and cold at low frequency; a heat-electricity...
US20110132431 OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BYPASS DIODE  
Optoelectronic devices with bypass diodes are described. An optoelectronic device includes a bypass diode, a heat spreader unit disposed above, and extending over, the bypass diode, and a heat sink...
US20120017990 PHYLLOSILICATE COMPOSITES CONTAINING MICA  
Disclosed is a mica paper composite and a process for making the mica paper composite. Particularly disclosed is a process for chemically planarizing the surface of a mica composite. Articles...
US20110272003 COMBINED SOLAR THERMAL POWER GENERATION AND A POWER STATION THEREFOR  
A power generation apparatus comprising: a photovoltaic power generation unit; a coolant system for the photovoltaic power generation unit, configured to provide coolant over the photovoltaic power...
US20140004653 Pseudo-Schottky photovoltaic cell by wet-printing a conductive paint  
Various embodiments relate to a functional low cost photovoltaic (PV) cell (e.g., solar cell) and a method for the large scale production of the device. The manufacturing method to produce a...
US20130269769 TRANSPARENT GLASS PANE PROVIDED WITH A SURFACE STRUCTURE  
A method of manufacturing a transparent pane, in particular a glass pane, which includes on at least one of its main surfaces a surface structure including an assembly of specified individual...
US20130306135 Inflatable, pressure-controlled, portable line-concentrating heliostat  
Inflatable, flexible, collapsible, linear solar concentrator and heliostat designs, made primarily of flexible and elastic sheets enclosing and separating air-tight chambers which are elongated...
US20080210728 SOLAR BACKPACK  
A solar backpack comprising: a backpack; a solar panel assembly attached to the top half of the backpack, wherein the solar panel assembly protrudes at an angle between 5 and 45 degrees above the...
US20140007926 PHOTOVOLTAIC GROUNDING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME  
A photovoltaic (PV) grounding system includes a first grounding path comprising an electrical connection between a plurality of support bars of a rail system and a connection box coupled to the...
US20110192444 LARGE-SCALE DEPLOYABLE SOLAR ARRAY  
A deployable structure is disclosed. The deployable structure may include one or more slit-tube longerons; and one or more flat sheets coupled with the one or more slit-tube longerons. The one or...
US20110017277 Concentration photovoltaic and heating apparatus  
A concentration photovoltaic and heating apparatus including a printed circuit board (PCB), a power generating module, a heat conducting plate and a heat conducting pipe is provided. The power...