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Title: Modular assembly of a photovoltaic solar energy receiver

Abstract

There is provided a modular assembly of a solar energy concentrator having a photovoltaic energy receiver with passive cooling. Solar cell means are fixedly coupled to a radiant energy concentrator. Tension means bias a large area heat sink against the cell thereby allowing the cell to expand or contract with respect to the heat sink due to differential heat expansion.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
  2. Lemont, IL
  3. Batavia, IL
  4. Elmhurst, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863197
Patent Number(s):
4118249
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (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
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
modular; assembly; photovoltaic; solar; energy; receiver; provided; concentrator; passive; cooling; cell; means; fixedly; coupled; radiant; tension; bias; heat; sink; allowing; expand; contract; respect; due; differential; expansion; passive cooling; heat sink; radiant energy; solar cell; solar energy; energy receiver; photovoltaic solar; modular assembly; cell means; energy concentrator; photovoltaic energy; /136/

Citation Formats

Graven, Robert M, Gorski, Anthony J, Schertz, William W, and Graae, Johan E. A. Modular assembly of a photovoltaic solar energy receiver. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Graven, Robert M, Gorski, Anthony J, Schertz, William W, & Graae, Johan E. A. Modular assembly of a photovoltaic solar energy receiver. United States.
Graven, Robert M, Gorski, Anthony J, Schertz, William W, and Graae, Johan E. A. Sun . "Modular assembly of a photovoltaic solar energy receiver". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863197.
@article{osti_863197,
title = {Modular assembly of a photovoltaic solar energy receiver},
author = {Graven, Robert M and Gorski, Anthony J and Schertz, William W and Graae, Johan E. A.},
abstractNote = {There is provided a modular assembly of a solar energy concentrator having a photovoltaic energy receiver with passive cooling. Solar cell means are fixedly coupled to a radiant energy concentrator. Tension means bias a large area heat sink against the cell thereby allowing the cell to expand or contract with respect to the heat sink due to differential heat expansion.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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