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 Solar panel  accelerated regeneration and/or prevention of defects in solar panels patent thumbnailSolar panel accelerated regeneration and/or prevention of defects in solar panels
The present invention provides a solar panel installation, comprising at least one solar panel comprising photovoltaic cells, and a translucent plate on the upper side, wherein the translucent plate is provided with an electrically conductive layer that is provided in order to have an electric potential applied to it and which is electrically isolated from the photovoltaic cells, such that an electric potential applied to the electrically conductive layer will be uniformly distributed over the upper side of the at least one solar panel. In addition, the invention provides a method for applying the electrically conductive layer and for regenerating and/or preventing defects in the at least one solar panel..
Futech


 Solar panel support devices and related solar panel support systems patent thumbnailSolar panel support devices and related solar panel support systems
A support device for supporting a solar panel above a base surface includes a body having an upper mounting surface, a lower base surface, and integral ballast. The upper mounting surface is sloped relative to the lower base surface.
Rbi Solar, Inc.


 Multiple-junction photovoltaic cell based on antimonide materials patent thumbnailMultiple-junction photovoltaic cell based on antimonide materials
A photovoltaic cell is provided that can be used under high levels of solar concentration (≧1000 suns). The present cell includes at least one junction produced on a substrate based on gallium antimonide, the at least one junction having two alloys based on an antimonide material (ga1-xalxasysb1-y) lattice-matched on the substrate gasb.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique


 Self-sealing mounting bracket for roof mounted structures patent thumbnailSelf-sealing mounting bracket for roof mounted structures
A self-sealing mounting bracket includes an outer shell that defines at least one downwardly facing chamber. A plunger is located in the downwardly facing chamber and is slidable within the chamber.
Building Materials Investment Corporation


 Solar battery module patent thumbnailSolar battery module
A solar battery module includes: a sealing layer including a solar battery cell and a sealant sealing the solar battery cell; a front side layer formed from a resin and disposed at a side of the sealing layer at which sunlight is incident; a back side layer that is disposed at an opposite side of the sealing layer from the side at which the front side layer is disposed; and a cooler that is disposed at an opposite side of the back side from the side at which the sealing layer is disposed.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki


 Portable power supply unit patent thumbnailPortable power supply unit
A transportable power supply unit is disclosed comprising a load carrying support and an electrical storage arrangement on the support. At least two solar panels are mounted on the load carrying support, each of which is interchangeable between a retracted configuration and a deployed configuration.

 On-board solar battery module patent thumbnailOn-board solar battery module
An on-board solar battery module includes: an encapsulant layer of power generating elements; a top surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side corresponding to a light receiving surface side of the power generating elements; and a back surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side opposite the side corresponding to the light receiving surface side of the power generating elements. Furthermore, an end portion of the back surface layer is positioned on the inner side of an end portion of the top surface layer in an extension direction of the top surface layer, and the top surface layer has a general portion that covers the power generating elements, and a peripheral edge portion that is formed at an end portion side thereof on the outer side of the general portion, and that has a thicker panel thickness than that of the general portion..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki


 Electrical power generation systems and methods regarding same patent thumbnailElectrical power generation systems and methods regarding same
A solid or liquid fuel to plasma to electricity power source that provides at leas; one of electrical and thermal power comprising (i) at least one reaction cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos, (ii) a chemical feel mixture comprising at least two components chosen from: a source of h2o catalyst or h2o catalyst; a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the source of h2o catalyst or h2o catalyst and a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; one or more reactants to initiate the catalysis of atomic hydrogen; and a material to cause the feel to be highly conductive, (iii) a fuel injection system such as a railgun shot injector, (iv) at least one set of electrodes that confine the fuel and an electrical power source that provides repetitive short bursts of low-voltage, high-current electrical energy to initiate rapid kinetics of the hydrino reaction and an energy gain due to forming hydrinos to torn! a brilliant-light emitting plasma, (v) a product recovery system such as at least one of an augmented plasma railgun recovery system and a gravity recovery system (vi) a fuel pelletizer or shot maker comprising a s me her. A source or hydrogen and a source of h2o, a dripper and a water bath to form fuel pellets or shot, and an agitator to teed shot into the injector, and (vii) a power converter capable of converting the high-power light output of the cell into electricity such as a concentrated solar power device comprising a plurality of ultraviolet (uv) photoelectric cells or a plurality of photoelectric cells, and a uv window..
Brilliant Light Power, Inc


 Solar power lighted audio fishing tackle box patent thumbnailSolar power lighted audio fishing tackle box
The present invention relates to a fishing tackle box that has been outfitted with led (light emitting diodes) lighting the trays and main storage areas of the box. The leds in the box are powered by a rechargeable battery charged by at least two solar panels, and are positioned to provide power regardless of the box being opened or closed.

 Bearing assembly for solar trackers patent thumbnailBearing assembly for solar trackers
A solar tracker bearing assembly has a rotating element sandwiched between two mounting brackets and held together by fasteners. The rotating element includes an arc-shaped slot such that the rotating element can pivot against the fixed mounting brackets.

Transportable ground station for an unmanned aerial vehicle

A transportable ground station for a uav includes a container in which the uav may be transported and housed. The container includes a wireless or contact-based recharging station that recharges the uav's batteries or other power sources after the uav returns from a mission.
Swift Engineering, Inc.

Roof integrated sunlight generation module with a device capable of improving and optimizing sunlight generation efficiency

The present invention relates to a roof integrated sunlight generation module having a device capable of improving and optimizing sunlight generation efficiency, and a sunlight generation module according to an embodiment includes a solar battery module generating electric power by using sunlight, an external frame having a receiving part receiving the solar battery module, a support frame disposed in the receiving part to support the solar battery module, the support frame having a penetration part formed at a center region, and a generating efficiency optimization device installed in the penetration part and connected to an output terminal of the solar battery module to optimize efficiency of sunlight generation. Through installing the generation efficiency optimization device capable of controlling each solar battery at each solar battery, total generation efficiency of the sunlight generation system can be maximized.
Edisun Solitec Co., Ltd.

Solar concentrator comprising flat mirrors oriented north-south and a cylindrical-parabolic secondary mirror having a central absorber

The invention relates to a solar power concentrator (csp) formed by a series of long flat (fresnel-type) mirrors oriented in a north-south direction, each mirror having a single east-west axis of rotation, tracking the height of the sun. Together the mirrors reflect the light throughout the day towards a single cylindrical-parabolic mirror which concentrates the solar radiation onto a small area close to the focal line of the parabola on which an absorber is located that heats fluids and/or generates electricity..

Broadband reflectors, concentrated solar power systems, and methods of using the same

Broadband reflectors include a uv-reflective multilayer optical film and a vis/ir-reflective layer. In various embodiments, the vis/ir reflective layer may be a reflective metal layer or a multilayer optical film.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Illuminating device having folding solar panels

An illuminating device having folding solar panels, which comprises a lamp cover, a light source, two solar panels, and a folding holder on which the two solar panels are positioned. The opening of the lamp cover is smaller than the deployed area of the folding holder.

Array powered solar tracking system

A self-powered solar tracker array system and related method, where a torque tube supporting a plurality of strings of photovoltaic (pv) modules, a dc drive motor with a motor controller circuit, and a drive assembly is capable to rotate the torque tube with torque generated by the drive motor, where the power for operating the drive motor is taken from electricity generated by the pv modules. The system can include a battery to provide a power source for rotating the torque tubes when the pv modules are not generating electricity..
Solarcity Corporation

Mounting assemblies for solar panel using the same

A solar panel mount assembly includes a base portion mountable to an installation surface, and a support arm defining a support shoulder. The support arm is coupled to the base portion.
Pegasus Solar Inc.

Portable flexible solar powered recharging device

A portable, flexible solar powered recharging device for recharging electronic devices includes a mat that is flexible and that has a front and a back. A central processing unit, a power storage module and a charger are coupled to and positioned in a compartment positioned on the back of the mat.

Solar cell module

A solar cell module includes a first protection member being disposed on the light receiving surface side of the solar battery and having transparency, a second protection member disposed on the rear surface side, and a string provided between the first protection member and the second protection member. The string includes a plurality of solar cells each having a plurality of finger electrodes, formed so as to be approximately parallel to each other on the rear surface of a photoelectric conversion part, a plurality of wiring members and a plurality of metal foils.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

System and cleaning surfaces

A system and method for cleaning surfaces is disclosed. The system includes an elongated blade configured to remove at least one of dirt, dust, debris and film from a smooth surface.
Dynamis Solutions, Llc

Solar module employing quantum luminescent lateral transfer concentrator

A solar concentrator module (80) employs a luminescent concentrator material (82) between photovoltaic cells (86) having their charge-carrier separation junctions (90) parallel to front surfaces (88) of photovoltaic material 84 of the photovoltaic cells (86). Intercell areas (78) covered by the luminescent concentrator material (82) occupy from 2 to 50% of the total surface area of the solar concentrator modules (80).
Pacific Light Technologies Corp.

Low cost parabolic cylindrical trough for concentrated solar power

Reflectors for solar concentration and methods for formation thereof. A reflective assembly (1340) may include a plurality of elongate panels (370) forming a continuous trough (1330), and a frame (1230) configured to support the panels, with the frame with attached panels defining a parabolic contour on the top side of the trough..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

System and installing solar panels

A solar panel system for determining how many solar panels connected to a controller is provided. An electrical pathway connects the controller to at least one solar panel.
Energy Development Llc

Photoelectric conversion element, solar battery, solar battery module, and solar power generation system

A photoelectric conversion element of an embodiment includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a light-absorbing layer containing a chalcopyrite-type compound containing a group ib element, a group iiib element, and a group vib element between the first electrode and the second electrode. A region in which concentration of the group ib element in the light-absorbing layer is from 0.1 to 10 atom %, both inclusive, is included in a region up to a depth of 10 nm in a direction from a principal plane of the light-absorbing layer on a side of the second electrode to a side of the first electrode..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Solar-powered single-compartment multi-purpose electrochemical reactor

A solar-powered single-compartment multi-purpose electrochemical reactor; which can be used for the desalination of sea water, removal of heavy metals from drinking water, treatment of waste water, producing wide range of chemicals, producing hydrogen gas by electrolyzing water; which is useful as a source of energy. The device uses solar cells that convert solar energy into electrical energy in order to power such system.
Scientific Research Support Fund Ministry Of Higher Education

Solar tracking system and a method thereof

The present disclosure envisages a solar tracking system. The solar tracking system of the present disclosure relates to the field of solar energy.
Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd.

Photovoltaic power generation systems and methods regarding same

A solid fuel power source that provides at least one of electrical and thermal power comprising (i) at least one reaction, cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos, (ii) a chemical fuel mixture comprising at least two components chosen from: a source of h2o catalyst or h2o catalyst; a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the source of h2o catalyst or h2o catalyst and a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; one or more reactants to initiate the catalysis of atomic hydrogen; and a material to cause the fuel to be highly conductive, (iii) at least one set of electrodes that confine the fuel and an electrical power source that provides a short burst of low-voltage, high-current electrical energy to initiate rapid kinetics of the hydrino reaction and an energy gain due to forming hydrinos, (iv) a product recovery systems such as a vapor condenser, (v) a reloading system, (vi) at least one of hydration, thermal, chemical, and electrochemical systems to regenerate the fuel from the reaction products, (vii) a heat sink that accepts the heat from the power-producing reactions, (viii) a photovoltaic power converter comprising at least one of a concentrated solar power device, and at least one triple-junction photovoltaic cell, monocrystalline cell, polycrystalline cell, amorphous cell, string/ribbon silicon cell, multi-junction cell, homojunction cell, heterojunction cell, p-i-n device, thin-film cells, dye-sensitized cell, and an organic photovoltaic cell, and an antireflection coating, an optical impedance matching coating, and a protective coating.. .
Brilliant Light Power, Inc.

Method for operating a photovoltaic system

A method for operating a photovoltaic system which includes solar panels, at least one dc-dc converter and an intermediate dc circuit, wherein the switching elements of the dc-dc converter are brought into a switching state which forms a permanent current path between the output of the solar panels and the intermediate circuit during a transition phase between an unloaded and loaded state of the solar panels.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Electrical grid solar energy harvesting system

Provided is a grid-mounted solar energy harvesting system, wherein the grid is operable to supply ac power independently of the solar energy system and comprises at least two pylons supporting one or more power lines, the solar energy harvesting system comprising: one or more solar panels longitudinally disposed between the at least two pylons, wherein at least one of the one or more solar panels is supported by two support cables extended between and attached to the at least two pylons and comprise one of the one or more power lines and one dummy line which is electrically conductive and is electrically connected in at least one point along the solar energy harvesting system to the power line.. .

System for laying out and installing a solar array

A system for installing an array of pilings for an array of solar panels is highly accurate and efficient. The system includes a horizontal laser and a rotating vertical laser that are mounted on a first piling and aligned with a target on a second piling on the opposite side of the array.
Laserline Mfg., Inc.

Apparatus for securing a solar panel rail guide to a support bracket

In various representative aspects, an assembly for securing a support bracket to rail guide used for mounting and installing solar panels is provided. More specifically, the assembly provides a novel and improved nut with a serrated surface in combination with a t-bolt with a serrated surface that is capable of penetrating the respective oxidation surface layers of the bracket and the rail guide when installed.
Ironridge, Inc.

Solar tracking system for a solar panel

The present disclosure envisages a solar tracking system for a solar panel. The solar tracking system comprises a bearing, a torque tube and a linear actuator.
Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd.

Method to operate a steam turbine, steam turbine and concentrated solar power plant

A method to operate a steam turbine, a steam turbine, and a concentrated solar power plant with at least a first turbine module with a first stage and at least one second stage, wherein the stages are successively arranged in the flow direction of the steam, a main inlet for channelling steam to the first stage and a bypass arranged parallel to the main inlet for channelling steam to the at least one second stage.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Dual-stage parabolic concentrator

An improvised solar concentrator and absorber/receiver subsystem using a dual-stage parabolic concentrator for concentrating solar power (csp) (thermal) system comprises of two parabolic mirrored reflectors wherein their apertures face each other with their focal point/line and axes coincides with each other, a plurality of absorber tubes/cavities placed on the non-reflecting side of the primary and/or secondary reflectors to carry heat transfer fluid, combined with relevant mechanisms to prevent/minimize thermal loss, mounted on a sun tracking mechanism. For concentrating photovoltaic (cpv) and concentrating hybrid thermo-photovoltaic (chtpv) systems, all or a portion of the reflectors' reflecting and/or exterior surfaces would be covered or substituted with suitable photovoltaic panels..

System and using capacitors in wireless networks

A battery-free wireless network is provided with one or more series or parallel capacitive networks. One or more solar panels are used to charge the capacitive networks and one or more charging circuits are used to control the charging of the capacitive networks.
Battery-free Outdoors, Llc

Solar battery wireless load cell adapter

An adapter for a load cell in a rod pump system includes an outer shell including a mounting portion configured to attach to the load cell on a polished rod, a power supply configured to provide power to the adapter and the load cell, the power supply including a solar panel on the outer shell, a cable configured to connect to the load cell, the adapter configured to provide power to the load cell via the cable, and the adapter configured to receive a load signal from the load cell via the cable, a signal processor configured to receive and process the load signal and to output load signal data representative of a load experienced by the load cell, and a wireless transmitter to transmit the load signal data.. .
Bode Energy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Solar receiver and process

The invention relates to apparatus utilized for concentrating and converting solar energy. In a first preferred embodiment, the disclosed solar concentrator is utilized in conjunction with a solar-energy conversion device located within the volume of the concentrator, and, in the first preferred embodiment, is a solar-thermal receiver module utilizing absorbing media wherein absorption occurs both in a liquid media and by means of a photovoltaic array..

Compactable power generation arrays

Compactable power generation arrays are provided. The compactable power generation arrays may include a structural substrate body having an array of solar concentrators configured to receive and re-direct solar radiation onto a plurality of photovoltaic (pv) cells.
California Institute Of Technology

Smart dc grid and smart power outlet

The disclosed smart receptacle allows use of high voltage dc power, typically between 100 and 120 volts, for regular appliances such as computers and cell phone power adapters, coffee pots, heaters and some motorized devices. The receptacle prevents use of the dc power by ac appliances by monitoring for amount and or quality of inductance of a plugged in appliance.

Supporting structure for solar panels

A support structure for solar panels (6) comprising two or more circular and concentric tracks or rails (1), on which a plurality of pylons (5) are mounted, said pylons (5) are parallel and equipped with support wheels (9), so as to support, through respective frames (14), a plurality of solar panels (6); the pylons (5) rotate with respect to the common center of the concentric tracks (1), so as to carry out a rotation movement for the azimuthal tracking (ra) of the sun (from east to west), while a plurality of actuators (21), which are mounted within each pylon (5), move one or more panels (6), in order to obtain a rotation movement for the zenithal tracking (rz). The combination of the two rotations is controlled by an electronic control unit (22), so as to follow at every moment of the day the sun's position.

Floating solar panel array with one-axis tracking system

A floating solar array made of a closed loop of flexible high density polyethylene pipes with elbows, t fittings and couplings. An anti-lift membrane fills with water and mitigates the wind forces.
4csolar, Inc.

Solar battery wireless inclinometer

An inclinometer that provides inclination data of a walking beam in a rod pumping system includes a cover including an indented portion external to the inclinometer. The cover is attached to a chassis which together provide an internal area.
Bode Energy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Solar propelled aircraft structure and solar panels control method

A solar propelled aircraft which has a wing having solar cell modules mounted therein includes: first solar cell modules which are positioned in a wing or a tail wing of the aircraft and receive solar energy directly from the sun; second solar cell modules which are positioned in a main wing or a tail wing of the aircraft and supplied with directed energy from the earth; and rotating shafts which rotate the first solar cell modules and the second solar cell modules so that the first solar cell modules and the second solar cell modules correspond to each other in both directions. The first solar cell module at the upper surface obtains solar energy from the sun, and the second solar cell module at the lower surface obtains directed energy transferred from the earth..
Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Multi-chargeable (ac/dc/solar/wireless, etc) and multi-functional (secures, organizes, charges, stores, docks, etc.) energy storage case for intelligent, automatic, and simultaneosly charging of multiple electronics devices.

A multi-chargeable and multi-functional energy storage case for intelligent, automatic, and simultaneous wireless charging of multiple electronic devices. The energy storage device utilizes the best in battery technology to maximize the usefulness of electronic devices and it can be charged in a variety of ways.

Solar row onsite automatic inspection system

An inspection system for inspecting a solar row having a plurality of solar panels, the inspection system includes a moveable support construction, an imaging device and a controller, the imaging device being mounted on the moveable support construction, the controller being coupled with the moveable support construction and with the imaging device, the controller being configured to cause the moveable support construction to move the imaging device over the surface of the solar row and to cause the imaging device to image a selected target area of the solar row, the controller being further configured to analyze images acquired by the imaging device for detecting defects of the solar row.. .
Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.

Vinylidene fluoride copolymer and preparation method therefor

Provided in the present invention is a vinylidene fluoride copolymer. Same is acquired via a polymerization reaction taking place at conditions of 30-100° c.
Zhonghao Chenguang Research Nstitute Of Chemical Industry Company Limited

Enhanced solar panels, liquid delivery systems and associated processes for solar energy systems

Fluid delivery systems and related structures and processes are provided, such as for use with water, treated water, and/or a cleaning solution, for any of cleaning, cooling or any combination thereof, for one or more solar panels in a power generation environment. Enhanced coatings are provided for the incident surface of solar panels, such as to avoid build up of dirt, scale, or other contaminants, and/or to improve cleaning performance.
Accurate Solar Power, Llc

Enhanced solar panels, liquid delivery systems and associated processes for solar energy systems

Fluid delivery systems and related structures and processes are provided, such as for use with water, treated water, and/or a cleaning solution, for any of cleaning, cooling or any combination thereof, for one or more solar panels in a power generation environment. Enhanced coatings are provided for the incident surface of solar panels, such as to avoid build up of dirt, scale, or other contaminants, and/or to improve cleaning performance.
Accurate Solar Power, Llc

Systems, methods, and devices including modular, fixed and transportable structures incorporating solar and wind generation technologies for production of electricity

Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices related to fixed and transportable structures and vehicles utilizing the integration of solar and wind technologies for generation of electricity. The system generates electricity using solar panels (and/or solar thermal units) and wind turbines, stores and converts electricity, and can be located in various locations either as fixed or portable embodiments including on land, on water, underwater, air and space and may also be housed in a structure to provide electricity for various facilities and uses..

Solar power controller and impedance detection

A power controller assembly is disclosed that transfers alternating current (ac) power generated by solar panels to devices coupled to the power controller assembly. The power controller assembly includes a power connector assembly that is coupled to an ac power outlet and transfers ac power generated by the solar panels from the ac power outlet to a power cord that is coupled to the power controller configuration.
Sunculture Solar, Inc.

Hybrid energy system for general applications

The hybrid energy system for onshore and for offshore applications to include buildings infrastructure, and vessels respectively an assortment one or more arrays of integrated piezoelectric devices, wind turbine array and solar panels characterized in that they are to produce renewable energy for on demand use and for battery bank storage. Accordingly the onshore application includes a kinetic energy turbine farm, and also offshore methods for kinetic energy turbine farms, mega buoys and mega vessels to supply extra electric energy to other vessels and to shunt net power to utility grid companies, and mega-barges produce net power in onboard giant battery bank containers to rent by shipping to utility consignment locations coastally..





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