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Title: Enclosed, off-axis solar concentrator

Abstract

A solar concentrator including a housing having receiving wall, a reflecting wall and at least two end walls, the receiving, reflecting and end walls defining a three-dimensional volume having an inlet, wherein a vertical axis of the housing is generally perpendicular to the inlet, a receiver mounted on the receiving wall of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell, wherein a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, at least one clip disposed on the reflecting wall an optical element received within the three-dimensional volume, the optical element including at least one tab, the tab being engaged by the clip to align the optical element with the receiver, and a window received over the inlet to enclose the housing.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109091
Patent Number(s):
8592673
Application Number:
12/562,729
Assignee:
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Benitez, Pablo, Grip, Robert E, Minano, Juan C, Narayanan, Authi A, Plesniak, Adam, and Schwartz, Joel A. Enclosed, off-axis solar concentrator. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Benitez, Pablo, Grip, Robert E, Minano, Juan C, Narayanan, Authi A, Plesniak, Adam, & Schwartz, Joel A. Enclosed, off-axis solar concentrator. United States.
Benitez, Pablo, Grip, Robert E, Minano, Juan C, Narayanan, Authi A, Plesniak, Adam, and Schwartz, Joel A. Tue . "Enclosed, off-axis solar concentrator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109091.
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abstractNote = {A solar concentrator including a housing having receiving wall, a reflecting wall and at least two end walls, the receiving, reflecting and end walls defining a three-dimensional volume having an inlet, wherein a vertical axis of the housing is generally perpendicular to the inlet, a receiver mounted on the receiving wall of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell, wherein a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, at least one clip disposed on the reflecting wall an optical element received within the three-dimensional volume, the optical element including at least one tab, the tab being engaged by the clip to align the optical element with the receiver, and a window received over the inlet to enclose the housing.},
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