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Title: Method and apparatus for uniformly concentrating solar flux for photovoltaic applications

Abstract

A dish reflector and method for concentrating moderate solar flux uniformly on a target plane on a solar cell array, the dish having a stepped reflective surface that is characterized by a plurality of ring-like segments arranged about a common axis, and each segment having a concave spherical configuration.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Pine, CO
  2. Lakewood, CO
  3. Golden, CO
  4. Evergreen, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868492
Patent Number(s):
5153780
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
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; uniformly; concentrating; solar; flux; photovoltaic; applications; dish; reflector; moderate; target; plane; cell; array; stepped; reflective; surface; characterized; plurality; ring-like; segments; arranged; common; axis; segment; concave; spherical; configuration; solar flux; target plane; solar cell; reflective surface; cell array; common axis; photovoltaic applications; concentrating solar; flux uniformly; /359/

Citation Formats

Jorgensen, Gary J, Carasso, Meir, Wendelin, Timothy J, and Lewandowski, Allan A. Method and apparatus for uniformly concentrating solar flux for photovoltaic applications. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Jorgensen, Gary J, Carasso, Meir, Wendelin, Timothy J, & Lewandowski, Allan A. Method and apparatus for uniformly concentrating solar flux for photovoltaic applications. United States.
Jorgensen, Gary J, Carasso, Meir, Wendelin, Timothy J, and Lewandowski, Allan A. Wed . "Method and apparatus for uniformly concentrating solar flux for photovoltaic applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868492.
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title = {Method and apparatus for uniformly concentrating solar flux for photovoltaic applications},
author = {Jorgensen, Gary J and Carasso, Meir and Wendelin, Timothy J and Lewandowski, Allan A},
abstractNote = {A dish reflector and method for concentrating moderate solar flux uniformly on a target plane on a solar cell array, the dish having a stepped reflective surface that is characterized by a plurality of ring-like segments arranged about a common axis, and each segment having a concave spherical configuration.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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