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Title: Hexagon solar power panel

Abstract

A solar energy panel comprises a support upon which silicon cells are arrayed. The cells are wafer thin and of two geometrical types, both of the same area and electrical rating, namely hexagon cells and hourglass cells. The hourglass cells are composites of half hexagons. A near perfect nesting relationship of the cells achieves a high density packing whereby optimum energy production per panel area is achieved.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Oxnard, CA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863083
Patent Number(s):
4089705
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Administrator of (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
NAS7100
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hexagon; solar; power; panel; energy; comprises; support; silicon; cells; arrayed; wafer; geometrical; types; electrical; rating; namely; hourglass; composites; half; hexagons; near; perfect; nesting; relationship; achieves; density; packing; whereby; optimum; production; achieved; silicon cells; solar energy; energy production; near perfect; panel comprises; energy product; solar power; silicon cell; /136/

Citation Formats

Rubin, Irwin. Hexagon solar power panel. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Rubin, Irwin. Hexagon solar power panel. United States.
Rubin, Irwin. Sun . "Hexagon solar power panel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863083.
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title = {Hexagon solar power panel},
author = {Rubin, Irwin},
abstractNote = {A solar energy panel comprises a support upon which silicon cells are arrayed. The cells are wafer thin and of two geometrical types, both of the same area and electrical rating, namely hexagon cells and hourglass cells. The hourglass cells are composites of half hexagons. A near perfect nesting relationship of the cells achieves a high density packing whereby optimum energy production per panel area is achieved.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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