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Title: Modular off-axis solar concentrator

Abstract

A solar concentrator including a housing defining a vertical axis and including a receiving wall connected to a reflecting wall to define an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, wherein the reflecting wall defines at least one primary optical element, and wherein at least a portion of the reflecting wall includes a layer of reflective material, the housing further including a cover connected to the receiving wall and the reflecting wall to seal the opening, and at least one receiver mounted on the receiving wall such that a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1168682
Patent Number(s):
8,940,999
Application Number:
12/632,268
Assignee:
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07G017052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Plesniak, Adam P, and Hall, John C. Modular off-axis solar concentrator. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Plesniak, Adam P, & Hall, John C. Modular off-axis solar concentrator. United States.
Plesniak, Adam P, and Hall, John C. Tue . "Modular off-axis solar concentrator". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1168682.
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abstractNote = {A solar concentrator including a housing defining a vertical axis and including a receiving wall connected to a reflecting wall to define an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, wherein the reflecting wall defines at least one primary optical element, and wherein at least a portion of the reflecting wall includes a layer of reflective material, the housing further including a cover connected to the receiving wall and the reflecting wall to seal the opening, and at least one receiver mounted on the receiving wall such that a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell.},
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year = {Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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