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Title: Adaptive light management in solar cells

Abstract

A solar cell system is formed with a dynamic surface relief grating. Movement members are actuated by a controller to produce a force on the reflective surface. The reflective surface deforms in response to the force creating a surface relief grating that can adapt to changing light conditions.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568416
Patent Number(s):
10305421
Application Number:
15/194,983
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, D.C., unknown)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
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:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 06/28/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Darling, Seth B., and Lopez, Omar Daniel. Adaptive light management in solar cells. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Darling, Seth B., & Lopez, Omar Daniel. Adaptive light management in solar cells. United States.
Darling, Seth B., and Lopez, Omar Daniel. Tue . "Adaptive light management in solar cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568416.
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abstractNote = {A solar cell system is formed with a dynamic surface relief grating. Movement members are actuated by a controller to produce a force on the reflective surface. The reflective surface deforms in response to the force creating a surface relief grating that can adapt to changing light conditions.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
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