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Title: Solar photovoltaic reflective trough collection structure

A photovoltaic (PV) solar concentration structure having at least two troughs encapsulated in a rectangular parallelepiped optical plastic structure, with the troughs filled with an optical plastic material, the troughs each having a reflective internal surface and approximately parabolic geometry, and the troughs each including photovoltaic cells situated so that light impinging on the optical plastic material will be concentrated onto the photovoltaic cells. Multiple structures can be connected to provide a solar photovoltaic collection system that provides portable, efficient, low-cost electrical power.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1226232
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,190,546
Application Number:
12/894,772
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Sep 30
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Other works cited in this record:

Analysis of the dispersion of optical plastic materials
journal, July 2007
  • Kasarova, Stefka Nikolova; Sultanova, Nina Georgieva; Ivanov, Christo Dimitrov
  • Optical Materials, Vol. 29, Issue 11, p. 1481-1490
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2006.07.010

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