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Title: Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel

Abstract

The present invention relates to photovoltaic power systems, photovoltaic concentrator modules, and related methods. In particular, the present invention features concentrator modules having interior points of attachment for an articulating mechanism and/or an articulating mechanism that has a unique arrangement of chassis members so as to isolate bending, etc. from being transferred among the chassis members. The present invention also features adjustable solar panel mounting features and/or mounting features with two or more degrees of freedom. The present invention also features a mechanical fastener for secondary optics in a concentrator module.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Suncore Photovoltaics, Inc., Irwindale, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1129194
Patent Number(s):
8,697,983
Application Number:
13/538,938
Assignee:
Suncore Photovoltaics, Inc. (Irwindale, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Cashion, Steven A, Bowser, Michael R, Farrelly, Mark B, Hines, Braden E, Holmes, Howard C, Johnson, Jr., Richard L, Russell, Richard J, and Turk, Michael F. Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Cashion, Steven A, Bowser, Michael R, Farrelly, Mark B, Hines, Braden E, Holmes, Howard C, Johnson, Jr., Richard L, Russell, Richard J, & Turk, Michael F. Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel. United States.
Cashion, Steven A, Bowser, Michael R, Farrelly, Mark B, Hines, Braden E, Holmes, Howard C, Johnson, Jr., Richard L, Russell, Richard J, and Turk, Michael F. Tue . "Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1129194.
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