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Title: Enclosed, off-axis solar concentrator

A solar concentrator including a housing having receiving wall, a reflecting wall and at least two end walls, the receiving, reflecting and end walls defining a three-dimensional volume having an inlet, wherein a vertical axis of the housing is generally perpendicular to the inlet, a receiver mounted on the receiving wall of the housing, the receiver including at least one photovoltaic cell, wherein a vertical axis of the receiver is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to the vertical axis of the housing, at least one clip disposed on the reflecting wall an optical element received within the three-dimensional volume, the optical element including at least one tab, the tab being engaged by the clip to align the optical element with the receiver, and a window received over the inlet to enclose the housing.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1109091
Report Number(s):
8,592,673
12/562,729
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17052
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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