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Title: Microsystem enabled photovoltaic modules and systems

Abstract

A photovoltaic (PV) module includes an absorber layer coupled to an optic layer. The absorber layer includes an array of PV elements. The optic layer includes a close-packed array of Keplerian telescope elements, each corresponding to one of an array of pupil elements. The Keplerian telescope substantially couple radiation that is incident on their objective surfaces into the corresponding pupil elements. Each pupil element relays radiation that is coupled into it from the corresponding Keplerian telescope element into the corresponding PV element.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1389789
Patent Number(s):
9761748
Application Number:
14/686,139
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
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:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Nielson, Gregory N., Sweatt, William C., and Okandan, Murat. Microsystem enabled photovoltaic modules and systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Nielson, Gregory N., Sweatt, William C., & Okandan, Murat. Microsystem enabled photovoltaic modules and systems. United States.
Nielson, Gregory N., Sweatt, William C., and Okandan, Murat. Tue . "Microsystem enabled photovoltaic modules and systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389789.
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abstractNote = {A photovoltaic (PV) module includes an absorber layer coupled to an optic layer. The absorber layer includes an array of PV elements. The optic layer includes a close-packed array of Keplerian telescope elements, each corresponding to one of an array of pupil elements. The Keplerian telescope substantially couple radiation that is incident on their objective surfaces into the corresponding pupil elements. Each pupil element relays radiation that is coupled into it from the corresponding Keplerian telescope element into the corresponding PV element.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
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