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US20140000668 Electric Power Generation  
Apparatus for electric power generation. A system includes a boiler for heating a fluid, the boiler directing a first portion of the heated fluid to a turbine for the generation of electric power...
US20150020881 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...
US20130276875 BONDING OF PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE TO COVERING MATERIAL  
A solar energy collection system includes a solar cell, a transparent covering, and a eutectic interlayer binding the solar cell and the transparent covering together. At least some of a compound...
US20130284267 FLEXIBLE ELECTRICAL GENERATORS  
The invention relates to a flexible electrical generator comprising at least one photovoltaic device and a flexible support, wherein said photovoltaic device is attached to the flexible support...
US20140373902 Supplemental Solar Energy Collector  
A supplemental solar energy collection system including a photovoltaic panel which converts incident radiation into electricity. A housing includes a top thermally conductive surface mated with...
US20130146118 Silicone Junction Box and Assemblies  
This invention comprises a silicone junction box comprising a silicone base member comprising a silicone composition for housing an electrical connection and a cover member in sealing operative...
US20150047692 COATINGS FOR AIRCRAFT WINDOW SURFACES TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY FOR MISSION-CRITICAL SYSTEMS ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT  
A variety of methods for fabricating organic photovoltaic-based electricity-generating military aircraft windows are described. In particular, a method for fabricating curved...
US20120222722 WINDOW  
A window is provided, comprising at least one exterior layers, one or more photovoltaic (PV) cells configured to convert a first portion of solar radiation impinging on the window to electrical...
US20130081671 Sun Tracking Foldable Solar Umbrellas for Electricity and Hot Water Generation  
A lightweight, small volume and highly portable solar electricity collector. The collector may be configured as a solar umbrella made up of components that are able to fold up into a small package...
US20130312803 THERMO-ELECTRIC ARRANGEMENT  
The invention relates to an arrangement comprising a thermo-electric generator having a hot side which absorbs heat from a heat source, a cold side which discharges heat to a heat sink, and...
US20110203653 PHOTOVOLTAIC BUSS BAR SYSTEM  
Disclosed is a warm window system and photovoltaic system that utilizes individual buss bars. The buss bars of the warm window system are placed within the space between an inside window pane and...
US20090235973 Positioning system for solar panels  
A system for positioning a solar panel includes a first frame and a second frame substantially parallel with the first frame. A plurality of tubes intersect the first frame and extend through the...
US20110088754 POLYURETHANE COATINGS FOR THERMALLY REGULATING AND THE USE THEREOF  
The present invention relates to a polyurethane coating having pipes or hoses having a diameter of ≦95% of the thickness of the polyurethane coating, through which a medium for heat exchange flows.
US20130160850 BLAZED GRATING FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONCENTRATION  
A solar concentrator having a photovoltaic cell in optical contact with a cover. A blazed grating is provided adjacent to and co-planar with the photovoltaic cell for preferentially diffracting...
US20110083381 Mounting for solar panels  
A mounting for solar panels has fixings which enable it to be easily attached to other mountings for a solar array and can be made of recycled plastic by vacuum forming.
US20150020873 MODULE RAIL FOR A PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM  
A module rail for a photovoltaic system includes a module-supporting surface extending along the length of the module rail for supporting at least one photovoltaic module thereon. A vertical...
US20150007869 PORTABLE SOLAR TRACKER  
The tracking device of the present disclosure includes a platform, support structure, and a cylinder. The cylinder comprises a plunger, an interior space, an aperture, and a fluid within the...
US20140332050 SOLAR CELL STRING, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONNECTING SOLAR CELLS TO A SOLAR CELL STRING  
A solar cell string having a plurality of solar cells disposed in a row includes contact elements for electrically connecting the solar cells. The contact elements have cup-shaped indentations,...
US20110253195 TORQUE TUBE SUPPORTER AND SOLAR TRACKER USING THE SAME  
A torque tube supporter and a solar tracker using the same are provided. The torque tube supporter includes a cylindrical bearing supporting a cylindrical torque tube, a bearing cover having a...
US20130160812 BACK CONTACT PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE WITH INTEGRATED GLASS BACK-SHEET  
A back-contact solar cell module comprises an array of back-contact solar cells having a substantially common coefficient of thermal expansion and a glass back-sheet having a coefficient of...
US20130180563 THERMALLY SWITCHED THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION  
The Seebeck effect is the generation of a voltage between two junctions of dissimilar materials, and this effect is used to convert heat to electricity using thermoelectric modules containing a...
US20140230886 Solar Panel Assembly With A Mounting Structure  
A solar assembly is provided for harnessing solar rays and generating electricity. The solar assembly includes at least one vertical leg extending in a vertical direction and having an upper...
US20150207054 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR UNIT AND METHOD OF TESTING THE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR UNIT  
A thermoelectric generator unit according to this disclosure includes a plurality of tubular thermoelectric generators, each of which generates electromotive force based on a difference in...
US20120160302 TROUGH SHAPED FRESNEL REFLECTOR SOLAR CONCENTRATOR  
The present invention is a Solar Concentrator composed of a generally V shaped trough of reflective Fresnel steps. Said Fresnel reflective steps concentrate the sunlight entering the mouth of the...
US20110197949 SOLAR COLLECTOR  
This invention presents a trough-shaped solar collector. The solar collector includes a trough-shaped reflector for concentrating incoming solar rays upon a focal axis. The reflector includes a...
US20130298962 PORTABLE MODULAR SOLAR ENERGY POWER GENERATING SYSTEM  
A portable modular solar energy generating system is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of modular photovoltaic solar panels that collect solar energy and convert the solar energy to DC...
US20120006381 Portable Modular Solar Energy Power Generating System  
A portable modular solar energy generating system is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of modular photovoltaic solar panels that collect solar energy and convert the solar energy to DC...
US20110131999 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR ON AN AIRCRAFT BLEED SYSTEM  
A device for producing electrical power. A thermoelectric device is coupled to an aircraft bleed system for generating electrical power using temperature differentials between ram air and bleed air.
US20110155209 Thin film solar cell and photovoltaic string assembly  
The present invention relates to a thin film solar cell, in particular in strip-like farm, a photovoltaic string assembly comprising at least two solar cells according to the invention, a method...
US20150083190 COATINGS FOR AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE SURFACES TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY FOR MISSION-CRITICAL SYSTEMS AND MAINTENANCE LOAD ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT  
A variety of methods for fabricating organic photovoltaic-based electricity-generating commercial aircraft fuselage surfaces are described. In particular, a method for fabricating curved...
US20080066801 Light-weight photovoltaic system  
A light-weight photovoltaic system made from a plurality of substantially rectangular photovoltaic modules consisting of a lightweight support board and a photovoltaic panel disposed in abutting...
US20090139562 Portable photovoltaic window system  
A portable, lightweight and detachable photovoltaic window system affording a resource for converting solar power in existing buildings and similar structures. At least one photovoltaic panel is...
US20130276864 Two-Axis Solar Tracker Design for Low Cost Deployment and Profile for Reduced Loading Moments  
A motion controlled tracking mount is provided that includes a lateral rail perpendicular to a longitudinal rail, a first translation element slides on the lateral rail and a second translation...
US20110114149 JUNCTION BOX AND PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE HAVING JUNCTION BOX  
A junction box and a photovoltaic module having a junction box are described. The junction box includes an upper cover having an upper extending wing, a lower cover having a lower extending wing,...
US20120216857 Solar Cell Assembly with an Improved Photocurrent Collection Efficiency  
Disclosed is a solar cell assembly with excellent photocurrent collection efficiency. The solar cell assembly includes a solar cell and a surface barrier layer. The solar cell includes a window...
US20140166076 POOL SOLAR POWER GENERATOR  
Solar panels located on residential roofs can be unsightly in some cases. A swimming pool solar power generator can locate solar panels in or around the sides and/or bottoms of a swimming pool in...
US20130112267 Reinforcing Members For Photovoltaic Modules  
A thin film photovoltaic module that is connectable to a terminal includes a first glass sheet defining a sun facing surface and a second glass sheet defining a back facing surface opposite the...
US20110240105 LEAKAGE PATHWAY LAYER FOR SOLAR CELL  
Leakage pathway layers for solar cells and methods of forming leakage pathway layers for solar cells are described.
US20140102518 WIND UPLIFT-RESISTANT 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...
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...
US20150114444 PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AS BYPASS DIODES  
A photovoltaic power generation system that includes a solar panel is described herein. The solar panel includes a photovoltaic sub-module, which includes a group of microsystem enabled...
US20150263669 SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTOR  
A solar thermal collector is disclosed. The solar thermal collector has side surfaces and a bottom supported by a support frame shaped into a square shifter and installed tilted on a rooftop of a...
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...
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...
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...