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Title: Nonimaging light concentrator with uniform irradiance

Abstract

A nonimaging light concentrator system including a primary collector of light, an optical mixer disposed near the focal zone for collecting light from the primary collector, the optical mixer having a transparent entrance aperture, an internally reflective housing for substantially total internal reflection of light, a transparent exit aperture and an array of photovoltaic cells disposed near the transparent exit aperture.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Chicago, IL)
  2. (Arvada, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875141
Patent Number(s):
6541694
Application Number:
10/810696
Assignee:
Solar Enterprises International, LLC (Chicago, IL); Duke Solar Energy, LLC (Raleigh, NC) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
NREL-ADC-0-30444-01
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nonimaging; light; concentrator; uniform; irradiance; including; primary; collector; optical; mixer; disposed; near; focal; zone; collecting; transparent; entrance; aperture; internally; reflective; housing; substantially; total; internal; reflection; exit; array; photovoltaic; cells; exit aperture; /136/126/359/

Citation Formats

Winston, Roland, and Gee, Randy C. Nonimaging light concentrator with uniform irradiance. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Winston, Roland, & Gee, Randy C. Nonimaging light concentrator with uniform irradiance. United States.
Winston, Roland, and Gee, Randy C. Tue . "Nonimaging light concentrator with uniform irradiance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875141.
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abstractNote = {A nonimaging light concentrator system including a primary collector of light, an optical mixer disposed near the focal zone for collecting light from the primary collector, the optical mixer having a transparent entrance aperture, an internally reflective housing for substantially total internal reflection of light, a transparent exit aperture and an array of photovoltaic cells disposed near the transparent exit aperture.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {4}
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