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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)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E06 - DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL E06B - FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
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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