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Title: Building-integrated fluorescent solar collector

This patent describes a building wall wherein the building wall includes windows, window parapets and areas below the window parapets. The window parapets include overhanging lips defining slots with the areas beneath the parapets. Fluorescent solar collectors are received in the slots to form an exterior facing over the area beneath the parapets. A photoelectric cell means is arranged with the fluorescent panels and has leads thereon for conducting electric current therefrom, the photoelectric cell means being positioned within the slots so as to be protected thereby.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6745088
Report Number(s):
US 4644716
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 11 Jun 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; LUMINESCENT CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; DESIGN; OPERATION; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; PANELS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; POSITIONING; WALLS; WINDOWS; CURRENTS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EQUIPMENT; OPENINGS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators; 320107 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-)