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Title: Solar power system using hybrid trough and photovoltaic two-stage light concentration

Abstract

A solar power method is provided using two-stage light concentration to drive concentrating photovoltaic conversion in conjunction with thermal collection. The method concentrates light rays received in a plurality of transverse planes towards a primary linear focus in an axial plane, which is orthogonal to the transverse planes. T band wavelengths of light are transmitted to the primary linear focus. R band wavelengths of light are reflected towards a secondary linear focus in the axial plane, which is parallel to the primary linear focus. The light received at the primary linear focus is translated into thermal energy. The light received at the secondary linear focus is focused by optical elements along a plurality of tertiary linear foci, which are orthogonal to the axial plane. The focused light in each tertiary primary focus is focused into a plurality of receiving areas, and translated into electrical energy.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Norcon Technologies LLC, Tucson, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637773
Patent Number(s):
10608134
Application Number:
15/713,615
Assignee:
Norcon Technologies LLC (Tucson, AZ)
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:  
AR0000465
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/23/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Wheelwright, Brian, Pan, Wei, and Tweet, Douglas. Solar power system using hybrid trough and photovoltaic two-stage light concentration. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Wheelwright, Brian, Pan, Wei, & Tweet, Douglas. Solar power system using hybrid trough and photovoltaic two-stage light concentration. United States.
Wheelwright, Brian, Pan, Wei, and Tweet, Douglas. Tue . "Solar power system using hybrid trough and photovoltaic two-stage light concentration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637773.
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abstractNote = {A solar power method is provided using two-stage light concentration to drive concentrating photovoltaic conversion in conjunction with thermal collection. The method concentrates light rays received in a plurality of transverse planes towards a primary linear focus in an axial plane, which is orthogonal to the transverse planes. T band wavelengths of light are transmitted to the primary linear focus. R band wavelengths of light are reflected towards a secondary linear focus in the axial plane, which is parallel to the primary linear focus. The light received at the primary linear focus is translated into thermal energy. The light received at the secondary linear focus is focused by optical elements along a plurality of tertiary linear foci, which are orthogonal to the axial plane. The focused light in each tertiary primary focus is focused into a plurality of receiving areas, and translated into electrical energy.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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