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Title: Concentrating photovoltaic solar panel

The present invention relates to photovoltaic power systems, photovoltaic concentrator modules, and related methods. In particular, the present invention features concentrator modules having interior points of attachment for an articulating mechanism and/or an articulating mechanism that has a unique arrangement of chassis members so as to isolate bending, etc. from being transferred among the chassis members. The present invention also features adjustable solar panel mounting features and/or mounting features with two or more degrees of freedom. The present invention also features a mechanical fastener for secondary optics in a concentrator module.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1129194
Report Number(s):
8,697,983
13/538,938
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17044
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Suncore Photovoltaics, Inc., Irwindale, CA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY