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Title: Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window

Abstract

A variable transmittance double pane window includes an electrochromic material that has been deposited on one pane of the window in conjunction with an array of photovoltaic cells deposited along an edge of the pane to produce the required electric power necessary to vary the effective transmittance of the window. A battery is placed in a parallel fashion to the array of photovoltaic cells to allow the user the ability to manually override the system when a desired transmittance is desired.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Golden, CO
  2. Boulder, CO
  3. Lakewood, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869722
Patent Number(s):
5384653
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
stand-alone; photovoltaic; pv; powered; electrochromic; window; variable; transmittance; double; pane; material; deposited; conjunction; array; cells; edge; produce; required; electric; power; vary; effective; battery; placed; parallel; fashion; allow; user; ability; manually; override; desired; photovoltaic cells; electric power; photovoltaic cell; electrochromic material; required electric; variable transmittance; pane window; electrochromic window; /359/52/

Citation Formats

Benson, David K, Crandall, Richard S, Deb, Satyendra K, and Stone, Jack L. Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Benson, David K, Crandall, Richard S, Deb, Satyendra K, & Stone, Jack L. Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window. United States.
Benson, David K, Crandall, Richard S, Deb, Satyendra K, and Stone, Jack L. Sun . "Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869722.
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title = {Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window},
author = {Benson, David K and Crandall, Richard S and Deb, Satyendra K and Stone, Jack L},
abstractNote = {A variable transmittance double pane window includes an electrochromic material that has been deposited on one pane of the window in conjunction with an array of photovoltaic cells deposited along an edge of the pane to produce the required electric power necessary to vary the effective transmittance of the window. A battery is placed in a parallel fashion to the array of photovoltaic cells to allow the user the ability to manually override the system when a desired transmittance is desired.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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