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Title: Method of making a modular off-axis solar concentrator

Abstract

A method of making a solar concentrator may include forming a receiving wall having an elongated wall, a first side wall and a second side wall; attaching the first side wall and the second side wall to a reflecting wall to form a housing having an internal volume with an opening; forming a lip on the receiving wall and the reflecting wall; attaching a cover to the receiving wall and the reflecting wall at the lip to seal the opening into the internal volume, thereby creating a rigid structure; and mounting at least one receiver having at least one photovoltaic cell on the elongated wall to receive solar radiation entering the housing and reflected by the receiving wall, the receiver having an axis parallel with a surface normal of the photovoltaic cell, such that the axis is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the opening.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1358225
Patent Number(s):
9,660,125
Application Number:
14/606,316
Assignee:
The Boeing Company
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07G017052
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jan 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Plesniak, Adam P., and Hall, John C. Method of making a modular off-axis solar concentrator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Plesniak, Adam P., & Hall, John C. Method of making a modular off-axis solar concentrator. United States.
Plesniak, Adam P., and Hall, John C. Tue . "Method of making a modular off-axis solar concentrator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358225.
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abstractNote = {A method of making a solar concentrator may include forming a receiving wall having an elongated wall, a first side wall and a second side wall; attaching the first side wall and the second side wall to a reflecting wall to form a housing having an internal volume with an opening; forming a lip on the receiving wall and the reflecting wall; attaching a cover to the receiving wall and the reflecting wall at the lip to seal the opening into the internal volume, thereby creating a rigid structure; and mounting at least one receiver having at least one photovoltaic cell on the elongated wall to receive solar radiation entering the housing and reflected by the receiving wall, the receiver having an axis parallel with a surface normal of the photovoltaic cell, such that the axis is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the opening.},
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