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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...
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 V...
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 of...
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 a...
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...
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...
US20140373901 Optical Concentrator and Associated Photovoltaic Devices  
Disclosed is a transmissive optical concentrator comprising an elliptical collector aperture and a non-elliptical exit aperture, the concentrator being operable to concentrate radiation incident on...
US20140373903 SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells and a wiring member attached to surfaces of the adjacent solar cells on one side. The wiring member electrically connects the adjacent solar...
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...