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Dynamic reconfiguration of solar panels based on light condition
The system and method for reconfiguring the electrical connections of solar panels based on the light condition is presented. The system measures the intensity or irradiance of the ambient light at the solar panels.

Panel mounting bracket with grounding mid-clamp and related methods
A system for mounting a plurality of solar panels on a building may include mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building and a vertical extension coupled to the base. A plurality of interior mounting clamps may each include a leg to be coupled to the vertical extension of a given panel mounting bracket.

Intelligent solar roadway system and solar roadway panels
An intelligent roadway system of trafficable solar roadway panels for collecting solar energy, converting the solar energy into electricity, illuminating leds, storing and distributing the electrical energy and sensing dynamic conditions on and about the trafficable solar roadway panels and communicating the sensed dynamic conditions and precise global positioning system (gps) location of the sensed dynamic conditions to a user for use.. .
Solar Roadways Incorporated


Portable power case
Systems, methods, and articles for a portable power case are disclosed. The portable power case is comprised of at least one battery and at least one pcb.
Lat Enterprises, Inc., D/b/a Medipak Energy Systems


Zone isolation control system for transport refrigeration unit
Multi-zone transport refrigeration units (trus). A combination of temperature controlled flow of cold air and time controlled refrigerant distribution is used to improve cooling performance and reduce power consumption.

Systems and methods for rotatably mounting and locking solar panels
Systems and methods are provided for rotatably mounting and locking solar (e.g., photovoltaic) panels. For example, the solar panels can be mounted so as to be rotatable about an axis so as to track the sun over the course of the day, and can be locked in a suitable position during high-wind conditions.
Alion Energy, Inc.


Systems and methods for supporting solar panels
Systems and methods are provided for supporting (racking) solar (e.g., photovoltaic) panels. At least one concrete track can be formed, first, second, and third racking structures can be assembled, each including two legs, landings at tops the legs, and feet that respectively can be secured to the at least one concrete track.
Alion Energy, Inc.


Systems, methods, and vehicles for maintaining solar panels
A method of locating a maintenance vehicle in a solar power field can include driving the maintenance vehicle on a track. A plurality of flags are coupled to the track at spaced locations.
Alion Energy, Inc.


Hybrid solar thermal and photovoltaic energy collection
Techniques for hybrid solar thermal and photovoltaic energy collection are provided. In one aspect, a photovoltaic concentrating thermal collector (pvctc) includes: a thermal absorber collector; and bent solar panels forming a parabolic shaped trough reflector partially surrounding the thermal absorber collector so as to reflect incident light onto the thermal absorber collector.
International Business Machines Corporation


Mobile solar power deploying same
A mobile solar power system provides electricity to various electronic devices needing a source of electricity in remote locations. The mobile solar power system may be transported in a compact form to a remote location by a trailer configured for securely transporting the mobile solar power system.
Solarover, Inc.


Manufacture of solar concentrator modules using a wafer precursor

A wafer precursor for creating photovoltaic (pv) concentrator modules and a method for fabricating solar concentrator modules using the wafer precursor. The method includes providing a crystalline silicon wafer substrate that can be used to make multiple concentrator cells to be incorporated into concentrator modules.
United States Of America As Represented By Secretary Of The Navy

Solar powered rotating graphic display for drinking cup

A solar powered rotating graphic display for a drinking cup where the graphic display is located between an inner cup and an outer transparent cup. The display panel is attached to a base plate that is caused to rotate by a dc gear motor located at the bottom of the outer cup and just below the inner cup.

Wire tensioning system

A wire-tensioning system can be used to maintain tension in power wires extending from components of solar panels. A tensioning component attached to the frame of the solar panel and attached to the power wires can be used to maintain tension in the power wires, both when the power wires are unconnected to power wires of adjacent solar panels, and after the power wires are connected to the power wires of adjacent solar panels.
Q Factory 33 Llc

Discharge electrode

Heretofore, silicon nitride film formed by low pressure plasma cvd has been used for an antireflection film of a solar battery. But it is difficult to reduce the production cost of a solar battery, because, in a low pressure process, facility cost and process cost are expensive.
Wacom

Method for conveying concentrated solar power

The method is for conveying solar power from a sun. A solar concentrator conveys and concentrates solar power as rays into a glass rod.
Rodluvan Inc.

Method for conveying concentrated solar power

The method is for of conveying a solar power. A parabolic reflector receives sunrays that reflects and concentrates the sunrays as light into second reflector that reflects the light into a tapering device.
Rodluvan Inc.

Inflatable non-imaging solar concentrator

An extremely low cost solar concentrator made of membranes or films is inflated into a compound parabolic concentrator (cpc) a non-image concentrator. The portion of the inflatable concentrator, which is shaped into a cpc concentrator, is formed with reflective membranes or films, and the portions of the inflatable concentrator on the top of cpc and on the bottom of the concentrator are made of clear membranes or films.

Method for conveying concentrated solar power

The method is for conveying solar power from a sun. A solar concentrator conveys and concentrates solar power as rays into a cable.
Rodluvan Inc.

Method for solubilizing crosslinked eva, and recovering resource from used solar cell by employing solubilization method

There is provided a method for solubilizing cross-linked eva which can dissolve cross-linked eva within a short time such as about 60 minutes. Further, an object of the present invention is to provide a recovering method which uses such a solubilization method to solubilize, within a short time, the cross-linked eva of a solar battery module containing metal and silicon and recovers valuable resources such as metal and silicon, and the recovering method includes treating the cross-linked eva with a treatment solution at a temperature within a range from 100 to 300° c.
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology

Alternative energy bus bar by pass breaker

The present invention is directed, in part, to electrical components and methods of use associated with such components. In particular, the invention relates to an electrical device and improved method of back feeding energy generated from alternative energy devices such as solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, electrical generators and other alternative energy sources, to the utility without the necessity of installing a sub panel or replacing an existing panel, resulting in significant cost savings for the user and increased electrical energy available to the power grid.
Qfe 002 Llc

Solar battery module

Provided is a solar battery module easy to assemble. A solar battery module includes a connecting member, the connecting member includes a conductor disposed along an end of a first solar battery string and connected to the first solar battery string and a conductor disposed along an end of a second solar battery string and connected to the second solar battery string, and the first solar battery string and the second solar battery string are electrically connected..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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..

Rapidly deploying transportable solar panel systems and methods of using same

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a rapidly deploying transportable power system for generating power. The rapidly deploying transportable power system embodiment disclosed herein can have a plurality of frame members containing a plurality of solar panels.
Sactec Solar 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.

Photovoltaic tile

A photovoltaic solar panel for forming a photovoltaic surface with adjacently arranged photovoltaic solar panels. The photovoltaic solar panel includes a body made of a rigid material, and first and second electrical connections.
Superdome Sa

Portable power case

Systems, methods, and articles for a portable power case are disclosed. The portable power case is comprised of at least one battery and at least one pcb.
Lat Enterprises, Inc., D/b/a Medipak Energy Systems

Masterbatch for solar battery sealing sheet and process for producing solar battery sealing sheet

A masterbatch for a solar battery sealing sheet containing: at least one ethylene resin selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-α-olefin copolymer, an ethylene homopolymer and an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer; and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide and zeolite, wherein a degree of aggregation of silicon is 0 or more and 0.350 or less and the ignition loss of the compound is more than 1.7% to 15% or less.. .
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

Solar battery and solar battery module

A solar cell includes: first conductivity-type layers and second conductivity-type layers each provided on a rear surface of a semiconductor substrate; first electrodes provided on the first conductivity-type layers; and second electrodes provided on the second conductivity-type layers. The first electrodes and the second electrodes are spaced apart from each other, and the first electrodes include a plurality of regions isolated from one another by the second electrodes disposed therebetween.
Kaneka Corporation

Solar tracker system for large utility scale solar capacity

The present invention solar tracker system is directed to a solar tracker that includes a main platform capable of supporting a plurality of solar panels, a sub-platform, one or more support poles supporting the sub-platform and a linking mechanism that connects the sub-frame to the apex of the one or more supporting poles, wherein the linking mechanism rotates in a first axis, a second linking mechanism rotates in a second axis. The mail planar platform hosting the solar panels is encompassed with edge disrupters and spacing channels for adverse wind condition management.

Scanning device

A scanning optical device suitable for use as a camera or solar concentrator.. .
Ami Research & Development, Llc

Solar radiation guidance device

solar radiation guidance device (1), particularly for a solar reactor system (100), comprising the following components: • a solar concentrator (13), for collecting and concentrating electromagnetic radiation, • a solar deflection device (10) comprising a funnel (2) with a funnel wall (2a) that comprises a specular reflective surface (2b) on an inside of the funnel (2) for reflecting solar and/or thermal radiation, wherein said funnel (2) further comprises an inlet aperture (3) and an exit aperture (4), wherein the inlet aperture (3) is comprised in an inlet plane (3a) and the exit aperture (4) is comprised in an exit plane (4a), and wherein said funnel (2) is arranged such that it collects the concentrated electromagnetic radiation from the solar concentrator (13), wherein the solar deflection device (10) is mounted to allow rotation around a rotation axis (a) perpendicular to the inlet plane (3a) of the inlet aperture (3) between at least two positions, such that for each position of the at least two positions of the solar deflection device (10) the collected electromagnetic radiation from the solar concentrator (13) is redirectable through the funnel (2) along a corresponding direction.. .
Eth Zurich

Umbrella apparatus

An improved umbrella apparatus is a portable umbrella with a support column having a container for holding a removable water tank with a pump for pumping misting water to misters that are attached to the perimeter edges of the umbrella. solar panels are attached to the topside of the umbrella for charging rechargeable batteries to power the pump mechanism.

Structures and methods for supporting solar panels

Structures and methods for supporting solar panels are provided. The structure includes a plurality of tee extrusions, a plurality of legs, a plurality of trusses, a plurality of ridge rails, and a plurality of clips.
Brooklyn Solar Works

Converter intuitive photovoltaic electrical energy power system

Renewable electrical energy is provided with aspects and circuitry that can harvest maximum power from an alternative electrical energy source (1) such as a string of solar panels (11) for a power grid (10). Aspects include: i) controlling electrical power creation from photovoltaic dc-ac inverter (5), ii) operating photovoltaic dc-ac inverter (5) at maximal efficiency even when mpp would not be, iii) protecting dc-ac inverter (5) so input can vary over a range of insolation and temperature, and iv) providing dynamically reactive capability to react and assure operation, to permit differing components, to achieve code compliant dynamically reactive photovoltaic power control circuitry (41).
Ampt, Llc

Alloys of co to reduce stress

A deposited cobalt composition is described, including cobalt and one or more alloy component that is effective in combination with cobalt to enhance adhesion to a substrate when exposed on the substrate to variable temperature and/or delaminative force conditions, as compared to corresponding elemental cobalt, wherein the one or more alloy component is selected from the group consisting of boron, phosphorous, tin, antimony, indium, and gold. Such deposited cobalt composition may be employed for metallization in semiconductor devices and device precursor structures, flat-panel displays, and solar panels, and provides highly adherent metallization when the metallized substrate is subjected to thermal cycling and/or chemical mechanical planarization operations in the manufacturing of the semiconductor, flat-panel display, or solar panel product..
Entegris, Inc.

Airship made of self-sealing material

A solar-powered airship with a hull configured to contain a gas and at least one propulsion assembly with a propulsion device and electric motors configured to drive the propulsion device. The airship may also include a power supply system including solar panels operatively coupled to the electric motors and configured to supply power to the electric motors.
Jg Entrepreneurial Enterprises Llc

Direct anchoring solar module system and installation method

A mounting system and techniques for securing solar panels to a fixed structure including a plurality of mounting brackets and tracks and a plurality of mounting feet that connect to the tracks and anchor to the fixed structure. Each mounting bracket has a means to interconnect and interlock with the mounting brackets on adjacent solar modules.
Smash Solar, Inc.

Protection of electrical components in solar energy shade structure

In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, solar energy shade structures and support systems are disclosed that have electrical components concealed or screened within columns located under the structure. For example, a solar energy structure may comprise: a solar panel support structure, a plurality of solar panels supported by the solar panel support structure, a plurality of vertical supports connected to the solar panel support structure for supporting the solar panel support structure elevated above a surface, and a column, located under the solar panel support structure.
Strategic Solar Energy, Llc

Solar panel hinge release mechanism

A deployment system for solar panels has the panels spring loaded to deploy, but held folded against a satellite framework, held folded by trigger bars engaging slots or notches in hinge bodies holding the solar panels. A remotely-operable linear actuator moves the trigger bars to disengage the trigger bars to release the panels to deploy..

Use of interrupted direct current power by appliances

Direct current (“dc”) power such as from solar panels is used by home appliances directly without conversion to ac. The large direct current spark problem is alleviated by interrupting the dc current at periodicities of at least 120 hertz and typically 99 percent duty cycle.

Method for texturing discrete substrates

A roll-to-plate process for texturing or patterning discrete substrates, such as displays, lighting or solar panels comprising the steps of supplying an imprinting lacquer, texturing or patterning the imprinting lacquer with an imprint texture which imprint texture is formed by openings and elevations thus creating volumes in the imprint texture to obtain an imprinted lacquer and optionally followed by curing the imprinted lacquer to obtain a solidified textured or patterned layer, characterized in that the texturing or patterning is performed with an imprint texture that comprises domains of greater volumes at its edges, and with a flexible stamp with a young's modulus of between 0.1 giga pascal (gpa) and 10 giga pascal (gpa).. .
Morphotonics Holding B.v.

Floating island habitats and heat sinks and rotation systems for combined floating island solar arrays

Floating islands are provided which have a permeable and buoyant matrix base with a top surface and pores therein and one or more solar panels. The solar panels are fixedly mounted to the matrix such that they are located at or above a waterline of the floating island.
Fountainhead, Llc

Solar photovoltaic generation device

In a case where it is determined that a generated electric power of a solar panel is less than a predetermined value, a control unit of a solar photovoltaic generation device is configured to disconnect a solar battery from first and second electric power conversion units, stop power supply to the first electric power conversion unit to execute power saving control, and store an open circuit voltage (reference voltage) of the solar panel after the execution of the power saving control. In a case where the open circuit voltage of the solar panel exceeds a reference voltage continuously for a predetermined time after the execution of the power saving control, the control unit is configured to connect the solar battery to the first and second electric power conversion units, and start power supply to the first electric power conversion unit to release the power saving control..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Off-set drive assembly for solar tracker

In an example, the present invention provides a solar tracker apparatus configured with an off-set drive assembly. In an example, the apparatus has an inner race structure, which has a cylindrical region coupled to a main body region, the main body comprising an off-set open region.
Nextracker Inc.

System and enhanced watch dog in solar panel installations

A system and method for automated shutdown, disconnect, or power reduction of solar panels. A system of solar panels includes one or more master management units (mmus) and one or more local management units (lmus).
Tigo Energy, Inc.

Asymmetric tracking-integrated optics for solar concentration

A method is provided for using asymmetrically focused photovoltaic conversion in a hybrid parabolic trough solar power system. Light rays received in a plurality of transverse planes are concentrated towards a primary linear focus in an axial plane, orthogonal to the transverse planes.
Sharp Laboratories Of America (sla), Inc.

Photovoltaic system power output control with retained reserve power output

A photovoltaic power station includes, for example, a plurality of solar panels at a first location, the plurality of solar panels operable to provide a maximum power output, a controller operable to supply, from the plurality of solar panels, a predetermined power output less than the maximum power output to an electrical grid, and wherein the photovoltaic power station is operable to maintain, from the plurality of solar panels, a reserve power output to provide the reserve power output to the electrical grid, the reserve power output being the difference between the maximum power output and the predetermined power output.. .
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

Colorless luminescent solar concentrator, free of heavy metals, based on at least ternary chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals with absorption extending to the near infrared region

The invention relates to a luminescent solar concentrator comprising a glass or plastic matrix containing colloidal nanocrystals of at least ternary semiconductors based on metals of groups ib and iiia (groups 11 and 16 respectively in the uipac nomenclature) and at least one chalcogen (group via, or 16 in the iupac nomenclature).. .
Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano - Bicocca

Method for texturing discrete substrates ii

A roll-to-plate process comprising at least one roll for texturing or patterning discrete substrates, such as displays, lighting or solar panels comprising the steps of supplying an imprinting lacquer in the shape of a continuous layer, texturing the imprinting lacquer with a mold having a rear side and a front side, wherein the rear side is in frictional contact with the at least one roll, and wherein the front side exhibits an imprint texture comprising a functional area which functional area is formed by openings and elevations thus creating volumes in the imprint texture to obtain an imprinted lacquer and optionally followed by curing the imprinted lacquer to obtain a solidified textured or patterned layer, characterized in that the texturing or patterning is performed with an imprint texture that comprises a starting area which is a lead-in area with a texture for which gas can escape followed by the functional area with a texture which is different from the texture of the lead-in area.. .
Morphotonics Holding B.v.

Dual axis solar tracker

A dual axis solar tracker is provided. The dual axis solar tracker includes a moving platform, a fixed platform, a serial chain, a parallel chain and a driving device.
Tsinghua University

Vortex wind power conversion system

A wind energy device (100) utilizes a cone (102) to concentrate the wind. The inside of the cone (102) has rifling (110) which spirals the wind to more effectively hit the rotor blades (112) adjacent the smaller opening (108) of the cone (102).

Vehicle window mounted discrete cooling assembly

A vehicle window mounted cooling assembly for generating and distributing cooled air in a vehicle which is not running includes an assembly housing having a cooling and distributing electrical system, a mounting system, and a powering system. The cooling and distributing system includes a peltier cooler, a heat sink, and a fan system, collectively arranged to disperse cooled air in a vehicle and outlet heated air out of a vehicle.

Solar panel mounting clamp and system

A system having a plurality of solar panel mounting clamps for mounting a plurality of solar panels including a plurality of threaded projections fixed in a mounting surface; a plurality of the solar panel mounting clamps, each respectively disposed upon one of the plurality of threaded projections such that the threaded receiving portion of each solar panel mounting clamp receives each respective threaded projection, such that the plurality of solar panel mounting clamps are capable of securing a plurality of solar panels to the mounting surface such that each clamp makes a conductive bond with one or more panels such that each panel shares a common ground. The system may include one or more mounting plates to rest upon the mounting surface that has one or more retainer clip to ease in cable management..
Solar Connections International, Inc.

Dynamic stabilizer for solar trackers

A non-drive dynamic stabilizer includes a damper and an actuator. The dynamic stabilizer provides multiple states of support to a solar tracker structure.

Solar battery module and producing same

A solar cell module includes a solar cell, a wiring member electrically connected to the solar cell, a light-receiving-surface encapsulant and a back-surface encapsulant that cover the solar cell, a light-receiving-surface protecting member; and a back-surface protecting member. The back-surface protecting member does not contain a metal foil.
Kaneka Corporation

Solar panel truss mounting systems and methods

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a solar panel truss mounting system comprising a base and a truss assembly coupled to the base. The truss assembly comprises a first panel rail mount, second panel rail mount parallel to the first panel rail mount, base rail mount parallel to the first and second panel rail mounts, and a plurality of support members.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Flexible conducting cover glass replacement for satellite solar panels

A composition for covering satellite solar panels includes an encapsulating resin, a conductive nano-network, and fused silica/quartz beads. A coverglass for a satellite solar panel includes such a composition.
New Mexico Tech Research Foundation

Solar panel inspection using unmanned aerial vehicles

Methods, systems, and program products of inspecting solar panels using unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) are disclosed. A uav can obtain a position of the sun in a reference frame, a location of a solar panel in the reference frame, and an orientation of the solar panel in the reference frame.
Unmanned Innovation Inc.

Solar array lifter and method

A solar array lifting assembly and method. The device and method use a support pole, a pole bracket for supporting a solar array made up of a frame and solar panels, a pole bracket securing mechanism for securing the pole bracket at a predetermined height, and a lifting assembly for lifting the pole bracket and solar array along the support pole..

Photovoltaic array system and method

A system and method of providing, assembling and maintaining floating rows and/or arrays of photovoltaic solar panels and terrestrial or elevated based rows and/or arrays of photovoltaic solar panels.. .

Cleaning system for solar panels

A solar panel cleaning system includes a brush connected by a hose to a fluid supply. The brush has scrubbing material, such as bristles, attached to a brush body for mechanically cleaning the surface of the solar panel.
Solar Maid Of Northern Of Arizona, Llc

Modular floating platform for solar panel straps and ballast tray hold-downs for solar panel straps

A floating platform for solar panels is provided. The floating platform may include a plurality of plates.

Articulating joint solar panel array

Systems and methods for providing and controlling solar panel arrays are provided. The solar panel array may include one or more articulating joints that may provide variability in the arrangement of solar panels, which may allow the solar panel array to be distributed over varying types of underlying surfaces.
Nevados Engineering, Inc.

Roof attachment assembly for solar panels and installation method

Disclosed herein is a roof attachment assembly for mounting a solar panel on a roof without the use of rails. The assembly includes a splice member includes grounding elements for electrically grounding the solar panel and is removably connected to the array skirt.
Ironridge, Inc.

Clip-on mounting rails, mounting brackets, and methods of mounting solar modules

A snap-on mounting bracket assembly suitable for connecting a mounting rail to a torque tube is provided. The mounting bracket assembly includes an upper clamp piece and a lower clamp piece.
Array Technologies, Inc.

Stackable pancake satellite

A stackable pancake satellite that is configured so that a plurality of the satellites can be stacked within a payload fairing of a launch vehicle. Each satellite includes sections that are folded or rotated together prior to launch, and unfolded or rotated away from each other when deployed.
The Boeing Company

Combined concentrator photovoltaic installation

A solar power installation having cooled bifacial photovoltaic solar modules for converting solar energy into electrical and thermal energy. The installation comprises a bifacial photovoltaic (pv) module having a liquid cooling system, a panel including bifacial pv cells, and a flat mirror concentrator for concentrating light on the panel.
Obshchestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetstvennostyu "soleks-r"

Contacts for junction boxes on solar panels

A connection box with reliable and yet inexpensive contacts for solar panels to enable the use of multiple types of passive and active covers for different functionalities in the junction box built into the panel.. .
Tigo Energy, Inc.

Methods for sunlight collection and solar energy generation

This invention relates to photovoltaic (pv) systems with solar trackers. Retractable auxiliary panels are positioned at opposite sides of a solar panel along its tilt direction.

Secondary solar concentrator

An external concentrator is provided for use with heat collection elements (hce's of a solar parabolic trough power plant. In one arrangement, the concentrator includes a plurality of ribs that are adapted to extend radially outward from the outside surface of an hce and along the linear length of the hce to help redirect stray/spilled light into the absorber tube of the hce.
Frontline Aerospace, Inc

Inspecting a solar panel using an unmanned aerial vehicle

A method for inspecting a solar panel of a solar power station is performed in a controller for an unmanned aerial vehicle, uav, and includes the steps of: receiving an inspection request for a subset of the solar panels navigating, in a first stage, using radio signals, the uav to an initial location in a vicinity of a particular solar panel of the subset of solar panels; positioning, in a second stage, the uav using at least one near field sensor of the uav; and capturing, using the infrared camera, an image of the particular solar panel.. .
Abb Schweiz Ag

Apparatus and forming organic thin film solar battery

A method for forming an organic thin film solar battery includes steps of: providing a substrate and an evaporating source; forming a first electrode on a surface of the substrate; spacing the evaporating source from the first electrode, and heating the carbon nanotube film structure to gasify the photoactive material and form a photoactive layer on a surface of the first electrode; and forming a second electrode on a surface of the photoactive layer.. .
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Surface mount solar cell with integrated coverglass

Photovoltaic cells, methods for fabricating surface mount multijunction photovoltaic cells, methods for assembling solar panels, and solar panels comprising photovoltaic cells are disclosed. The surface mount multijunction photovoltaic cells include through-wafer-vias for interconnecting the front surface epitaxial layer to a contact pad on the back surface.
Solar Junction Corporation

Multipurpose solar lighter

A multipurpose solar lighter for conveniently lighting a cigarette, tinder, or other flammable objects, includes a hollow upper part, which further includes an upper elongated piece, a convex lens, and a stopping tab, and a window with an optical filter; and a hollow lower part; such that the upper part connects to the lower part, whereby a cigarette can be inserted into the solar lighter, until it reaches the stopping tab, and is lighted by focused solar light. The upper part can also be used separately to ignite tinder.

Bis-thienobenzothienothipohene compounds and process for their preparation

The present invention relates to bis-thienobenzothienothiophene compounds and a process for their preparation. More in particular, the present invention relates to a new angular bis-thienobenzothienothiophene compound and the process for its preparation wherein said process comprises reacting at least one dihalogenated dithiophene compound with at least one terminal alkyne and the subsequent double annulation reaction.
Eni S.p.a.it

Phthalocyanine crystal, and electrophotographic photoreceptor, electrophotographic photoreceptor cartridge and image-forming device using the same

Provided is an excellent phthalocyanine crystal having high sensitivity and little fluctuation in sensitivity for a humidity change in a use environment and applicable to the martial for solar battery, electronic paper, electrophotographic photoreceptor, etc. Namely, phthalocyanine crystal obtained by bringing a phthalocyanine crystal precursor into contact with an aromatic aldehyde compound to convert the crystal form.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Balanced solar tracker clamp

In an example, the present invention provides a solar tracker apparatus. In an example, the apparatus comprises a center of mass with an adjustable hanger assembly configured with a clam shell clamp assembly on the adjustable hanger assembly and a cylindrical torque tube comprising a plurality of torque tubes configured together in a continuous length from a first end to a second end such that the center of mass is aligned with a center of rotation of the cylindrical torque tubes to reduce a load of a drive motor operably coupled to the cylindrical torque tube.
Nextracker Inc.

Intermetallic bonded multi-junction structures

Multiple semiconductor p-n junctions may be built into a single structure to expand the optical capabilities of a device. For example, multi-junction solar cells have improved efficiencies and thus may be desirable for a variety of reasons.

Fixing metal bracket and solar battery system

A holding frame holds a polygonal solar battery panel including a light receiving surface. The frame includes a lower disposed in a spaced relationship with a back surface opposite to the light receiving surface, a rising part extending upward from the lower part, and a holding part formed at an end portion of the rising part on a side of the panel to hold one side of the panel.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Shading object, intelligent umbrella and intelligent shading charging security system and operation

An intelligent umbrella includes an array of solar panels/cells for capturing sunlight and converting into electrical energy, a solar panel charging assembly to receive power from one or more solar assemblies, a rechargeable battery to receive power generated from the solar panel charging assembly, and a processor and a memory, the processor and the memory to receive power from the rechargeable battery; and a wireless transceiver to receive power from the rechargeable battery, the wireless transceiver to communicate messages and/or signals when no external power source is connected to and/or available for the intelligent umbrella. The intelligent umbrella may further comprise a cellular transceiver to receive power from the rechargeable battery, the cellular transceiver to communicate messages and/or signals when no external power source is connected to and/or available to supply power for the intelligent umbrella..
Shadecraft, Llc

Fail-safe disconnect junction box and solar power system

The invention discloses a fail-safe disconnect junction box for a solar photovoltaic module and a power station system, wherein the junction box comprises a box body, the box body is provided with a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board is printed with n bus bar connecting ends and two cable connecting ends, each bus bar connecting end is connected with a solar battery pack strand via bus bars, two adjacent bus bar connecting ends are further connected via a diode; wherein an electronic switch is connected between the first bus bar connecting end and the first cable connecting end in series, the electronic switch is controlled to turn on or off via a received control signal; the nth bus bar connecting end is connected with the second cable connecting end; and two cable connecting ends are connected to the outside via a cable respectively. The power station system controls the junction box via the control signal.
Shine Charm Limited

High-performance planar solar concentrators based on nanoparticle doping

A light scattering-based solar concentrator (lssc) uses high refractive index nanoparticles (nps) as dopants to selectively scatter photons across the solar spectrum without spectroscopic conversion by different sized nanoparticles. The lsscs are limited by a single parameter: the surface photon losses, which can be addressed by nanofabrication to implement anti-reflective and light trapping structures into lssc designs.
Washington State University

Composition and method comprising overcoated quantum dots

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a coated type-i quantum dot comprising a core and a shell, and a silica layer, and a method for making the quantum dot. The quantum dot may be a thick-shelled quantum dot.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc

Solar panel truss deployable from moving carrier

A novel system and related methods for sequentially deploying, in automated or semi-automated fashion, a strip of a plurality of truss bays with integral solar panels from a moving carrier onto a surface being traversed, resulting in a long, contiguous truss structure laid upon on the surface. The solar panels are angled at a predetermined orientation for solar operation at the deployment location.
Cpi Technologies, Llc

Arrangement for angularly displacing solar panels

The present disclosure relates to the field of solar tracking systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an arrangement for angularly displacing solar panels.

Electronic device

The electronic device includes a first housing including a solar battery, a first display device, and a first structure body and a second housing including a second display device, a coil, an electric double-layer capacitor, a signal processing circuit, a charge and discharge control circuit, and a second structure body. The electronic device can be folded so that display surfaces of the first housing and the second housing face each other and the first structure body and the second structure body face each other.

Cascaded h-bridge inverter and handling fault thereof

A cascaded h-bridge inverter and a method for handling a fault thereof are provided. An output voltage or an output power of each of n solar panels is detected by a controller.
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.

Racking system for installing solar panels

A racking system is configured to install at least one photovoltaic panel on a rooftop. The racking system includes a plurality of rails.

Adjustable end clamp for mounting solar panels to roofs

Disclosed is a system and device (10, 100, 200, 300) for mounting a solar panel (11) to a roof (43). The device (10, 100, 200, 300) allows for the mounting of solar panels (11) with various thicknesses using an end clamp (12) and base (13) assembly where the end clamp (12) is height adjustable along an alignment portion (20) that projects vertically upward from a planar top surface (19) of the base (13).

Slide-on spring clip for installing solar panels and use

A slide-on spring damp for installing solar panels has a slide portion with a centrally located slot. The slot is used to attach the slide-on clamp to a solar panel mounting base using an attachment bolt that allows the installer to locate and secure a solar panel frame from the top without having to access the underside.

Horizontal balanced solar tracker

In an example, the present invention provides a solar tracker apparatus. In an example, the apparatus comprises a center of mass with an adjustable hanger assembly configured with a clam shell clamp assembly on the adjustable hanger assembly and a cylindrical torque tube comprising a plurality of torque tubes configured together in a continuous length from a first end to a second end such that the center of mass is aligned with a center of rotation of the cylindrical torque tubes to reduce a load of a drive motor operably coupled to the cylindrical torque tube.

Solar-powered system

A solar-powered system that can be used in a predetermined space includes a plurality of solar panels to convert the sunlight into electrical energy; a thermoelectric device electrically connected with the solar panels to provide a hot surface and a cold surface; and a control module to control the temperature in the predetermined space. The solar-powered system is configured to cool down or heat up the temperature in the predetermined space.

System and collecting solar energy with a stationary thermal storage device

A novel portable solar energy system includes a solar concentrator, a thermal storage device, an azimuth adjustment system, an elevation system, and a heat exchanger, all mounted on a rotatable support frame. In a particular embodiment, the thermal storage device remains at a fixed vertical height and fixed tilt orientation when adjustments are made to the azimuth adjustment system and/or the elevation adjustment system..

Pre-assembled nesting photovoltaic module bracket for solar tracker

Photovoltaic module assemblies are mounted onto a solar tracker array torque tube via photovoltaic module brackets. The photovoltaic module brackets provide for stacking photovoltaic module assemblies in a nested configuration.
Solarcity Corporation

Photovoltaic module connector for solar tracker

Photovoltaic modules are mounted onto a solar tracker array torque tube via pairs or left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors or brackets. The left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors have orientation projections that couple with and extend into the interior body of the torque tube.
Solarcity Corporation

Spring latch saddle connector for solar tracker

Photovoltaic modules are mounted onto a solar tracker array torque tube via pairs or left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors having spring latch assemblies. The left-handed and right-handed photovoltaic array connectors have orientation projections that couple with and extend into the interior body of the torque tube.
Solarcity Corporation

Unique five-device-in-one solar-powered foldable tiltable device-recharging workstation system, comprising solar-electricity system, extendable-retractable-cable system, foldable tiltable recharging workstation system, foldable tiltable sun-visor system, and transparent pouch system

A five-device-in-one solar-charging sun-visor foldable tiltable workstation comprises: an umbrella post, solar panels attached to the umbrella post, an electricity converter connected to the solar panels, a battery connected to the electricity converter for charging mobile devices, an electrical wire connected to the battery, a retractable extendable cable connected to the electrical wire, a spool rotationally connected to the retractable extendable cable, ubs connectors connected to the retractable extendable cable, an adjustable clamp attached to the umbrella post, having memory-stick and sunglass holders, a rotatable foldable tiltable table attached to the adjustable clamp, a foldable tiltable cup-holding system molded in the table for holding drinks in multiple angles, a waterproof transparent hooded pouch attached to the table for holding mobile devices in multiple angles while a user stands, sits, or swim in front of, or lays down under the pouch, and foldable tiltable sun-visors foldably hinged on the table for blocking the sun in multiple angles while a user stands, sits, or swim in front of, or lays down under the pouch.. .

Universal lighting system

A universal lighting system is a lighting system powered by solar panels and a wind turbine that may attachably mount to different load bearing members such as light poles. The present invention may have a light source, at least one solar panel, a wind turbine, at least one power storage member, a control panel, and a mounting frame.

Modular strap mount for solar panels

A method and apparatus for mounting a solar collector panel by itself or supported within a frame, to a surface comprising: a strap assembly, a first attachment device attached to and between the panel or frame and the strap assembly; and a second attachment means for attaching the strap assembly to the surface. The strap assembly comprises a plurality of straps attached end to end.

Solar siding

A wall mounting solar panel encasing comprising a plurality of energy conversion devices embedded on the solar panel encasing that is constructed from a plurality of building materials such as wood, plastic, aluminum, vinyl, rock or concrete and provides appealing designs matching to building structures. The solar panel housed with a series of energy conversion devices that provide transformed electrical energy.

Solar power manufacturing the same

A solar power system and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The solar power system includes at least one solar power module and a bypass diode module.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Sun tracking solar energy collection system and assembly

Various systems and methods enabling low cost solar tracker systems including lower cost mounting assemblies and fasteners are described herein. Reducing the material, manufacturing costs and/or labor required for assembly of solar tracker components can present significant reductions in the cost of solar tracker systems.

Solar panel array

A solar energy device includes a solar panel array including a plurality of solar panels, each of the solar panels being divided into solar sub-panels. The solar sub-panels have unequal shapes but equal areas.
Gama Sonic Usa, Inc.

System and methods for automatic solar panel recognition and defect detection using infrared imaging

Methods and systems are provided for detecting a defect in a solar panel. The method includes initially imaging, via an infrared camera, a group of solar panels.
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Coupling photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies for desalination

Systems and methods for the desalination of water are disclosed. A system includes a concentrated solar power (csp) system, the csp system operable to concentrate solar energy to increase temperature and pressure of a heat transfer fluid and operable to produce steam utilizing heat from the heat transfer fluid; a photovoltaic (pv) system, the pv system operable to collect solar energy to produce electricity; a desalination system in fluid communication with the csp system and in electrical communication with the pv system, the desalination system operable to produce desalinated water from a salt water source utilizing the steam from the csp system and electricity from the pv system; and a pump station in fluid communication with the csp system and the desalination system, and in electrical communication with the pv system, the pump station operable to transmit the desalinated water to consumers for use..
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Cooling solar panels

A solar panel cooling system and apparatus. The cooling system includes a shroud that is coupleable to a back side of a solar panel.
Hardware Labs Performance Systems, Inc.

Housing electrical components in a translucent wingsail

A substantially hollow wingsail is configured to enable electrical components to be situated within the wingsail. In particular, the wingsail may be configured to contain the solar panels used to power the other electrical components of the vessel, as well as other items that are conventionally situated on the exterior of the vessel, such as antennas, navigation lights, and so on.
Marine Robotics, Llc.

Solar battery system

A solar battery system includes a first electronic control unit disposed in a vehicle cabin of a vehicle, the first electronic control unit including a control unit repeating a charging period and a stop period during a period of time from ignition-off to ignition-on of the vehicle, the charging period being a period of charging the electric storage device with generated electric power of a solar battery, the stop period being a period of stopping the charging of the electric storage device with the generated electric power of the solar battery. The control unit sets a length of each of the charging periods shorter as the temperature in the vehicle cabin is higher at the time of starting each of the charging periods..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Modular system for holographic solar concentration integrated in urban and road elements

Holographic concentration solar modules (1), which concentrate the solar light into photovoltaic solar cells (2), integrated into urban and street elements (3), such as street lamps, bus stops, motorway toll booths, charging facilities, advertising sites, kiosks, amongst others, are disclosed. The holographic solar concentration modules (1) carry out passive tracking and the design thereof may be adapted to any surface.
Instituto Holografico Terrasun, S.l.

Solar battery module and manufacturing method therefor

A solar battery module and manufacturing method for a solar battery module having improved output are provided. The solar battery module 1 is a transparent substrate 10, transparent resin layer 13b, solar battery cell 12, colored resin layer 13a and back sheet 11 laminated in this order.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Snow removal solar panels

A snow removal apparatus or snow sweeper generally having an elongated handle secured to a scraper and further including a slide suspended between the scraper and the handle is disclosed for use in removing snow and ice from outwardly facing surfaces of solar panels. The scraper preferably includes a top plate and a bottom plate secured to one another so as to engage the slide.

Silicone rubber foam brush

A method and device for cleaning and pretreating solar panels is provided. The device comprises a brush having cleaning elements made from silicone foam rubber material.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Power supply unit

A power supply unit for supplying power to a device has a rechargeable, main battery; a charging arrangement for charging the main battery; a non-rechargeable back-up battery; load terminals for connection to a load; and a control unit for controlling supply of power to the load primarily from the main battery and secondarily from the back-up battery. The device is, in particular, a single bay, stand alone parking meter.
Ips Group Inc.

Solar panel module

A solar panel module including a cover, a back plate, at least two solar panels, and at least a dark insulating layer is provided. The solar panels are configured between the cover and the back plate and arranged along a direction.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Solar tracker and related methods, devices, and systems

Systems and methods that provide trackers and tracking assemblies having node managers, such as smart node managers are described herein. Aspects of the disclosure are directed to an autonomous energy distribution network including a plurality of solar tracker devices configured to receive solar energy and transform the solar energy into electrical energy, where each of the solar tracker devices is directly connected to a node in a power distribution grid.
Drift Marketplace, Inc.

Photovoltaic mounting system for solar tracker array

Mounting systems are disclosed for attaching photovoltaic modules to torque tubes. Such systems can include saddle brackets that maximize space along a torque tube by sharing torque tube mounting holes between adjacent brackets.
Solarcity Corporation

Utility pole mounted solar panels and securing brackets

An electrical transmission system has solar electrical generation stations mounted directly to existing utility poles along a transmission line. Solar panels and securing brackets define each solar electric generation station.

Power generating installation and structure thereof

A structure for a power generating installation includes sub-division branching's coupled together to form the structure. At least some of the uppermost branching's are attached to solar panels..
Sologic System Ltd.

Multivariable modulator controller for power generation facility

Systems, methods, and devices relating to operating a power generation facility to contribute to the stability of the power transmission system. A controller operates on the power generation facility to modulate real power or reactive power or both in a decoupled manner to contribute to the stability of the power transmission system.

Disubstituted diaryloxybenzoheterodiazole compounds

Disubstituted diaryloxybenzoheterodiazole compound of general formula (1): in which:—z represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, a selenium atom; or an nr5 group in which r5 is selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, or from optionally substituted aryl groups;—r1, r2 and r3 are as defined in the claims. The said disubstituted diaryloxybenzoheterodiazole compound of general formula (i) can advantageously be used as a spectrum converter in luminescent solar concentrators (lscs) which are in turn capable of improving the performance of photovoltaic devices (or solar devices) selected, for example, from photovoltaic cells (or solar cells), photovoltaic modules (or solar modules) on either a rigid substrate or a flexible substrate..
Eni S.p.a.

Solar panel with optical light enhancement device

A double layered superimposed and parallel solar panels having an optical system comprising cylindrical rods and convex lenses at either end of said rods. Said optical rods are centrally longitudinally and transversely inserted in the upper panel through slits where sunlight rays pass and diffract through said rods and widely diffuse over the entire surface of the lower solar panel.

Luminescent solar concentrator comprising disubstituted benzoheterodiazole compounds

Luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) comprising at least one disubstituted benzoheterodiazole compound of general formula (i), in which: z represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, a selenium atom; or an nr6 group in which r6 is selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, or from optionally substituted aryl groups; r1, r2 and r3, which are the same or different, represent a hydrogen atom; or are selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, optionally containing heteroatoms, optionally substituted cycloalkyl groups, optionally substituted aryl groups, optionally substituted linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkoxyl groups, optionally substituted phenoxyl groups, or —coor7 groups or —ocor7 groups in which r7 is selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, or is a cyano group, provided that when the substituents r1 represents a hydrogen atom, at least one of the substituents r2 and r3 represents an optionally substituted aryl group or an optionally substituted phenoxyl group; or r1 and r2, can optionally be linked together so as to form, together with the carbon atoms to which they are linked, a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic cyclic ring or a polycyclic system containing from 3 to 14 carbon atoms, preferably from 4 to 6 carbon atoms, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms such as, for example, oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, silicon, phosphorus, selenium; or r2 and r3 can optionally be linked together so as to form, together with the carbon atoms to which they are linked, a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic cyclic ring or a polycyclic system containing from 3 to 14 carbon atoms, preferably from 4 to 6 carbon atoms, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms such as, for example, oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, silicon, phosphorus, selenium; r4 and r5, which are the same or different, represent a hydrogen atom; or are selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, optionally containing heteroatoms, optionally substituted cycloalkyl groups, optionally substituted aryl groups, optionally substituted linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkoxyl groups, —coor7 groups or —ocor7 groups in which r7 is selected from linear or branched c1-c20, preferably c1-c8, alkyl groups, or is a cyano group; or r4 and r5, can optionally be linked together so as to form, together with the carbon atoms to which they are linked, a saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic cyclic ring or a polycyclic system containing from 3 to 14 carbon atoms, preferably from 4 to 6 carbon atoms, containing one or more heteroatoms such as, for example, sulfur, nitrogen, silicon, phosphorus, selenium.. .
Eni S.p.a.

Thermal energy storage use with solar power generation systems

Various arrangements are provided related to thermal energy coordination systems. A thermal energy coordination system may analyze solar irradiance measurements to identify an overgeneration solar energy event.
Johns Manville

Solar power systems for module roof mounting

A solar power system is mounted to a solar power componentry support structure suspended above a pre-existing surface by a collective of solar collector suspension base supports. Suspended solar power system row support structure members and suspended solar power system column support structure members may for a solar component position lattice to which a matrix of individual solar power components such as solar panels can be attached.
Sustainable Technologies, Llc

Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods

Building integrated photovoltaic (bipv) systems provide for solar panel arrays that can be aesthetically pleasing and appear seamless to an observer. Bipv systems can be incorporated as part of roof surfaces as built into the structure of the roof, flush or forming a substantively uniform plane with roof panels or other panels mimicking a solar panel appearance.
Solarcity Corporation

Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods

Building integrated photovoltaic (bipv) systems provide for solar panel arrays that can be aesthetically pleasing and appear seamless to an observer. Bipv systems can be incorporated as part of roof surfaces as built into the structure of the roof, flush or forming a substantively uniform plane with roof panels or other panels mimicking a solar panel appearance.
Solarcity Corporation

Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods

Building integrated photovoltaic (bipv) systems provide for solar panel arrays that can be aesthetically pleasing and appear seamless to an observer. Bipv systems can be on-roof systems, elevated from the surface of a roof, being flush or forming a substantively uniform plane with roof panels or other panels mimicking a solar panel appearance.
Solarcity Corporation

Clamps for securing solar energy panels

Clamp assemblies for mounting solar panels and accessories. Clamp assemblies can have geometric features, shaped apertures for fasteners, and measured protrusions for allowing clamp rotation, lateral adjustment, self-alignment, and angled surfaces for facilitating installation of a solar panel..
Pegasus Solar Inc.

Combination wind/solar dc power system

A direct current power system. The direct current power system includes a direct current bus system, a solar power system, an energy storage system, a wind power system, a rectifier system and an inverter system.
Pitt-ohio Express Llc

Pile cap with integrated bearing housing

This disclosure relates to the design of pile cap assemblies configured to rotatably couple the torque tube of a photovoltaic solar tracker to multiple support piles that elevate the torque tube above the ground. The pile cap assemblies define low friction bearings that allow the torque tube to rotate smoothly within the low friction bearings.
Solarcity Corporation

Solar panel mounting system with adjustment features

A mounting system for solar panels that is adjustable to allow for ease of installation. An adjustable leg or strut includes a telescoping portion that is connected to a base by a compound ball joint.
Precision Tech Welding & Machine Inc.

Refractory solar selective coatings

Selective receiver coatings provide high performance for concentrated solar power applications. The coating provides high solar absorptivity (90% or greater) with low ir emissivity (0.1 or less) while maintaining stability at temperatures greater than 700° c.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc

Refractory solar selective coatings

Selective receiver coatings provide high performance for concentrated solar power applications. The coating provides high solar absorptivity (90% or greater) with low ir emissivity (0.1 or less) while maintaining stability at temperatures greater than 700° c.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc

System and controlling the power ratio of a solar concentrator array

A system and method for generating electrical power from a solar power supply using at least one concentrator array having a plurality of photovoltaic cells and corresponding reflector groups to direct light to the photovoltaic. A concentration ratio indicative of a portion of the electrical power capacity to generate to power a spacecraft is determined.
The Boeing Company

Electricity generator having linearly deployed solar panels

A mobile electricity generator comprising a movable solar panel assembly that may be stored in the base and deployed to a use position is provided. The solar panel assembly includes a plurality of solar panels that slide relative to one another between deployed and collapsed positions.

Luminescent solar concentrators comprising semiconductor nanocrystals

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a composition comprising a polymer or sol-gel matrix and one or more nanocrystals. The composition is useful for making various products, including a luminescent solar concentrator.
Universita Degli Studi Di Milano-bicocca

Electric vehicle and equipment therefor

Disclosed herein is an electric vehicle including a power source, an electric motor adapted to be supplied with electric power from the power source for vehicle driving, a sheet-shaped solar battery for electric power generation, a storing portion for storing the sheet-shaped solar battery in its nonoperating condition, and a connecting unit for allowing the supply of electric power from the sheet-shaped solar battery to at least one of the electric motor and the power source, wherein when the sheet-shaped solar battery is used to perform electric power generation, the sheet-shaped solar battery is taken out of the storing portion and then spread to effect photovoltaic power generation.. .
Disco Corporation

Tractor trailer refrigeration unit

A reefer truck power unit employs a plurality of power sources including: a propulsion vehicle source driven mechanically by a diesel engine of the vehicle, and having an enhanced alternator configured for generation in excess of needs of a charging/starting system of the vehicle, in which the enhanced alternator has a pulley ratio increasing idle speed generation, and a passive vehicle source including a bank of solar panels disposed on the vehicle. The refrigeration system is configured for refrigerating a payload area of the vehicle utilizing power from the power sources, and employs a voltage converter for augmenting the power from the propulsion vehicle source for use with a native vehicle charging/starting system, and a transport load transformer for converting power from the power sources to 3 phase power for powering the refrigeration system.
Enow, Inc.

Optical device

The optical device (100) is, for example, a light emitting device or a photoelectric conversion device (for example, a solar battery), and includes a substrate (110), a conductive section (124), a first electrode (120), a functional layer (130), and a second electrode (140). The conductive section (124) is formed on a first surface (112) of the substrate (110).
Pioneer Corporation

Blackbody thermal receiver for solar concentrators

To overcome shortcomings of the conventional thermal receiver, embodiments of the technology disclosed herein are directed towards an improved thermal receiver. More particularly, the various embodiments of the technology disclosed herein relate to thermal receivers without a vacuum insulation, otherwise known as an approximation of a blackbody.
Focal Line Solar Llc

Stand-alone energy supply facility equipped with vehicle hydrogen fuel supply unit and electric vehicle charger harnessing sunlight

A self-contained energy supply facility can supply an automotive hydrogen fuel that has been produced by utilizing solar energy, and can also supply electrical energy for an electric vehicle that has been produced by utilizing solar energy. The self-contained energy supply facility is characterized in that a concentrator panel for solar energy that includes a solar tracker is installed on a roof or the like within the energy supply facility, the concentrator panel separately concentrates infrared light whereby the solar energy can be easily converted into heat, and visible light whereby the solar energy can be easily converted into electricity, the infrared light is removed in the form of heat, introduced into a medium-temperature steam electrolyzer to produce hydrogen, the hydrogen is supplied to a hydrogen-fueled vehicle that uses hydrogen as a fuel through an automotive hydrogen fuel supply unit, and the visible light is converted into electricity using a concentrator cell of the concentrator panel, and supplied to an electric vehicle..
Tokushu Giken Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

Linear fresnel solar power system that can be transported in a goods container

Linear fresnel solar power system which is transportable in a goods container which comprises a number of rows of reflective mirrors (6), an automatic cleaning system (10), a linear receiver (18) and a support structure designed to be assembled on a commercial goods container (1). In turn, the support structure comprises two foldable lateral platforms (2) capable of adopting two fixed positions, a vertical position, wherein all the elements on the platform remain inside the volume of the structure of the container, thereby allowing for the latter to be transported and/or stored using conventional methods, and a horizontal position that allows for the system to operate as a conventional linear fresnel solar collector.
Solatom Csp S.l.

Orienting device, solar tracking system and method therefor

A device for orienting slats relative to the sun includes a housing, an elongate guide which is connected to the housing and in which the slats are engageable and guidable, a drive with which the slats, which extend substantially transversely of the elongate guide, are rotatably drivable about their longitudinal axis, a controller configured to control the drive such that the slats are orientable relative to the sun, and rotational position determining mechanism configured to detertmine the rotational position of the slats. A solar tracking system is provided for orienting slats relative to the sun, and including such an orienting device.
Solarswing Holding B.v.

Solar battery module

Provided is a solar battery module having an outer edge maintained by a frame, and comprising a group of strings formed by using a plurality of solar battery cells, connecting adjacent solar battery cells in a longitudinal direction by an inter-cell wiring material to form a plurality of strings, and arranging the plurality of strings in a transverse direction, wherein a spacing distance a between the interior of the frame and the frame-side edge of solar battery cells of the outermost string in the group of strings, a spacing distance b between solar battery cells constituting adjacent strings in the group of strings, and a spacing distance c between the solar battery cells in the transverse direction satisfy the relationship {(995a−20c)/1005}<b<{(1005a+20c)/995}. Additionally, an olefinic resin is used in a first sealing member on the light receiving surface side..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Containerized microgrid system and methods of use and distribution

A containerized microgrid comprising a sturdy weatherproof housing configured for easy shipping and transport, an inverter for managing renewable and non-renewable energy sources, a battery cabinet with batteries and battery management system, a solar panel storage rack with solar panels and solar panel combiner box, a communication system with satellite and terrestrial radio communications systems, a generator, a security system to protect the containerized microgrid and an optional water purification system.. .
Nrg Energy, Inc.

Compound kohler solar concentrator with optional spectrum splitting photovoltaic apparatus

A high concentration photovoltaic device has a fresnel lens having a front side and a back side, which may be mounted on a cover plate, and a mirror behind the fresnel lens and facing the fresnel lens. A secondary lens is unitary with the fresnel lens and facing the mirror, and is typically on the inside of the cover plate in the center of the fresnel lens.
Light Prescriptions Innovators, Llc

Method of making conducting ceramic glass with texture and smoothness

A method for making ceramic glass that is textured, hard, transparent and conducting, for use in various electronic devices and displays, such as leds, solar cells, the covers of solar panels, cics used in satellites, smartphones, and computer displays. The ceramic glass can also be used for window shields in automobiles, and in any other industries where anti-scratch glass is beneficial.
Solar-tectic, Llc

Method of annealing ceramic glass by laser

A method for annealing thin-films of ceramics such as al2o3 on glass by laser such that the underlying glass substrate is unaffected by the laser heating. This is accomplished by applying a thin mgo buffer layer to the glass, depositing an amorphous ceramic layer on the textured transparent buffer layer, and annealing the ceramic layer with a heated line source.
Solar-tectic, Llc

Solar panel cleaning system capable of cleaning a plurality of solar arrays

The present invention is a cleaning system for solar panels in a solar park capable of cleaning a plurality of solar arrays without water. Some embodiments of the system include a first set of ground based rails positioned substantially in between two neighboring solar arrays and parallel to a length direction of the solar arrays, a second set of ground based rails positioned perpendicularly to the length direction of the solar arrays and including a plurality of sensors, a moveable transport platform capable of moving along the second set of ground based rails, the platform including two descent rails, a plurality of wheels, a position sensor, a first controller, and a power supply, and an automatic waterless cleaning apparatus positioned on the moveable transport platform and capable of moving along the first set of ground based rails along the length direction of the solar arrays..
Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.

Solar array support methods and systems

Systems and methods for disposing and supporting a solar panel array are disclosed. The embodiments comprise various combinations of cables, support columns, and pod constructions in which to support solar panels.
P4p Holdings, Llc

Solar battery system for low temperature operation

A power delivery device is disclosed, comprising at least one solar panel, a battery pack comprising at least one battery, and a heater, wherein the device is configured to measure the temperature of the battery pack and power the heater to heat the battery pack if it is too cold for optimal charging.. .
Lithium Power, Inc.

Power supply module and smart wearable device

The present disclosure provides for a power supply module for supplying a power to a load. The power supply module includes a solar battery and a storage battery.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.

External secondary solar concentrator

An external concentrator is disclosed for use in concentrating reflected solar radiation (e.g., beams or rays) onto a heat collection element (hce) located at a focal point of a parabolic mirror. The external concentrator includes at least first and second elongated ribs that are adapted to extend radially outward from the outside surface of an hce and along a linear length (e.g., a portion or all) of the hce to redirect stray/spilled light into the absorber tube of the hce.
Frontline Aerospace, Inc.

Solar battery powered awning

A solar battery powered awning system is provided having a controller operative to monitor battery power and to shut off power to lights and/or other accessories when the battery power falls below a reference level, such that the battery has sufficient energy to operate the motor and close the awning. A visual and/or audible indication can be provided to alert users that battery power is getting low..
Sunsetter Products Limited Partnership

Oscillation brake for solar tracking system

A solar-tracking photovoltaic array is described. The photovoltaic array includes mounting hardware configured to rotate photovoltaic modules associated with the photovoltaic array about one or more axes.
Solarcity Corporation

Wireless battery recharger and application

A system for recharging a battery having; memory that stores computer-executable instructions; a processor, communicatively coupled to the memory that facilitates execution of the computer-executable instructions; the instructions having: a battery; a thermal insulating layer; the thermal insulating layer; adapted and configured as the exterior of the battery; the battery adapted and configured with the thermal insulation layer for harnessing heat created by a plurality of solar panels; the plurality of solar panels configured on the exterior of the battery; an application interface unit; the application interface unit adapted and configured to control the plurality of solar panels; wherein the processor transforms heat energy collected by the plurality of solar panels and stored in the thermal insulation layer into energy to power a communication device.. .

Solar tracker system

solar tracker systems having several rows of photovoltaic strings individually actuated by respective tracker control systems, are described. In an example, a solar tracker system includes a tracker control system having a tracker controller powered by forward-fed power from a photovoltaic string, e.g., during daytime, and powered by back-fed power from a station hub, e.g., during nighttime.
Sunpower Corporation

Solar battery module

A solar battery module is provided that includes plural solar battery cells, plural interconnectors each having a shock absorber, a sealing layer, a back face layer, and a front face layer having optical transparency. The plural solar battery cells each include an electrode on a peripheral edge portion at a back face that does not receive sunlight.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

Apparatus and methods for secure, non-invasive and non-permanent surface attachment systems

A non-slip roof attachment system for attaching structures to residential and commercial roofs without the use of penetrations to roofing shingles and sealing layers is described. The non-slip attachment system may be used to attach roof mounted systems such as solar panels.
Araystays Corporation

Process for the impregnation of polymer substrates

Process for the impregnation of a polymer substrate including at least one polymer, which comprises putting said polymer substrate in contact with at least one aqueous emulsion, preferably an aqueous microemulsion, including at least one organic additive. The impregnated polymer substrate obtained from said process can be advantageously used for obtaining polymer end-products having improved aesthetic characteristics (for example, impregnation with at least one dye) or stability characteristics (for example, impregnation with at least one stabilizer), which can be used in various fields such as, for example, the optical field (e.g., advanced optical components, laser applications), the medical field (e.g., the release of pharmaceutical substances), the agricultural field (e.g., release of pesticides), fragrances (e.g., release of fragrances).
Eni S.p.a.

Cable integrated solar inverter

Systems for converting a standard direct current (dc) power from solar panels into a rectified dc power signal for further conversion into alternating current (ac) power are described herein. In some example embodiments, the systems may include distributed power converters and a grid interface unit connected by a trunk cable.
Southwire Company, Llc

Two-axis solar concentrator system

A system for use on a surface to collect solar energy from the sun has a stand, a module, and solar collector(s). The stand supportable on the surface has rotational points rotatably supporting the module so it can rotate about a first axis of rotation.
Raydyne Energy, Inc.

System and conveying an assembly

Cleaning system (100) including a brush assembly (102) for cleaning solar panels (106). The brush assembly has at least one rotatable brush (403) having a rotational axis.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Dynamic damping system for solar trackers

A solar-tracking photovoltaic array is described. The photovoltaic array includes mounting hardware configured to rotate photovoltaic modules associated with the photovoltaic array about one or more axes.
Solarcity Corporation

Solar battery module

A solar battery module is provided with a plurality of solar cells, a wiring material for connecting adjacent solar cells in the longitudinal directors to form strings, and a reflective body disposed on the rear-surface side of the solar cells, said body reflecting at least some incident light toward the solar cells. In the solar battery module, the strings are multiply disposed in the horizontal direction to constitute string groups, intervals d20 between adjacent strings being formed wider in the longitudinal center section of the string groups than in the longitudinal end sections..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Lt D.

Array of unequally shaped solar panels

A solar panel array includes a plurality of sub-arrays of solar panels. For each sub-array, the solar panels are electrically connected in series, have unequal shapes, and have equal areas..

System and fabricating solar panels using busbarless photovoltaic structures

A photovoltaic structure can include two or more sets of parallel conductive fingers on a top surface and a bottom surface, such that the fingers can collect an electric current from the underlying photovoltaic structure. A scribing system can scribe a groove of a predetermined depth near and perpendicular to the plurality of fingers of the photovoltaic structure, and the photovoltaic structure can be cleaved along the groove to produce multiple strips that each can include a set of parallel fingers.
Solarcity Corporation

Portable cooling unit

Disclosed herein is a powered air cooling device contained within a single portable unit and a method of using said device. The portable solar powered cooling unit can include some or all of the following: solar panels, a rechargeable power source, a thermostat unit, a thermoelectric (te) cooling unit, a heat dissipation unit, a cooling unit resembling a heat sink or an actual heat sink, an air distribution device, for example in one preferred embodiment, a low power high volume fan, and a structure that directs air intake and outflow.
Paradox Thermal, Llc

Solar thermal collector

A solar thermal collector using one-piece parabolic frame having a one-piece reflector or thin mirror film provided on the top portion of the one-piece parabolic frame, a heat collection element tube where heat transfer fluid is to be provided and a solar tracking system that provides precise focus of the parabola to the sun optimizing the heat transfer from the heat collection element tube (hce) to the heat transfer fluid (htf).. .
The Big Blue Ball, Llc

Solar module array pre-assembly method and apparatus

The present invention is directed to an apparatus for pre-assembly of an electrically connected array of solar panels for a solar canopy including a substantially planar base member for resting on a horizontal surface, a substantially planar support member for horizontally aligning side-by-side and horizontally supporting a plurality of solar panels when a photo-voltaic cell side of the solar panels rests against the support member, where a bottom portion of the support member is integral with the base member or fixed attached to the base member, and the support member extends upward from the base member; a track member disposed proximate a bottom portion of the support member attached to or integral with the support member or base member for vertically aligning side-by-side and vertically supporting a plurality of solar panels when a side edge portion of the solar panels rests on the track member; and at least two arm members, each having a free end and an attached end, the attached ends pivotally attached proximate to opposing ends of the base member or support member and each arm members having a longitudinal axis oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the base member and support member and extending outward from the base member and support member, and configured to pivot in a vertical plane from a position substantially parallel to the ground upward to a position substantially parallel to parallel to the plane of the support member, where upon pivoting in one direction the free end moves closer towards the support member and pivoting in the other direction the free end moves away from the support member, the arm members being configured and adapted for removably attaching at least two solar panel support channels.. .
Opterra Energy Services, Inc.

Parallel-connected solar panel array system with split inverter

A solar panel array system comprising one or more groups of panels, the panels within each group being connected in parallel with each other, and a two-stage split solar inverter. The split inverter comprises a first stage and a second stage.

Solar module array pre-assembly method and apparatus

The present invention is directed to an apparatus for stacking a plurality of solar module arrays each having a plurality of solar panels. The apparatus includes a lower portion disposed on top of a first solar panel support channel corresponding to a first solar module array, and an upper portion for supporting a second solar panel support channel corresponding to a second solar module array, wherein the second solar module array is stacked above the first solar module array..
Opterra Energy Services, Inc.

Versatile flexible circuit interconnection for flexible solar cells

A flexible circuit that allows a standardized connection interface to connect flexible solar cell(s) for easy integration into electronics devices. This interconnection scheme does not limit the intrinsic solar cell flexibility and may conform to standard design practices in electronic device manufacturing.
Alta Devices, Inc.

Solar powered cell phone charging device

A solar powered cell phone charging device has been disclosed that provides a cell phone case with integrated solar panels and a power connector coupled to the case for connecting to a cell phone charging port, allowing the user to charge a cell phone by using solar power. In an increasingly digital age, with further reliance on cell phones for almost every aspect of daily life, there exists a need to be able to portably charge a cell phone.

Torque limiter devices, systems and methods and solar trackers incorporating torque limiters

A solar tracker assembly comprises a support column, a torsion beam connected to the support column, a mounting mechanism attached to the torsion beam, a drive system connected to the torsion beam, and a torsion limiter connected to an output of the drive system. When an external force causes a level of torsion on the drive system to exceed a pre-set limit the torsion limiter facilitates rotational movement of the solar tracker assembly in the direction of the torsion, thereby allowing the external force to rotate about a pivot axis extending through the torsion beam.
Array Technologies, Inc.

Salt mixture

A mixture of inorganic nitrate salts may include sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate in certain proportions which can be used both for the storage of thermal energy and as heat transfer fluid, for example within concentrated solar power (csp) plants. Such mixture may be used, for example, in thermodynamic solar systems with point-focusing, receiver-type power towers using heliostat mirror geometries on-ground.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Laser machining systems and methods with vision correction and/or tracking

Vision correction and tracking systems may be used in laser machining systems and methods to improve the accuracy of the machining. The laser machining systems and methods may be used to scribe one or more lines in large flat workpieces such as solar panels.
Ipg Photonics Corporation

Method for using concentrated solar power

The method is for using solar power in an efficient manner. A solar concentrator is provided in operative engagement with a storage unit.
Rodluvan Inc.

Cooling energy converting units

The present invention pertains generally to a cooling apparatus using fluent material for energy converting units, such as photovoltaic cells, to harness solar energy. More particularly, the present invention pertains to water-based cooling apparatus, in a preferred embodiment, in which the apparatus is further configured to mount or mate with energy converting units that are mounted on solar panels that track movement of the sun during daylight hours..

Method for fabricating flexible solar panel module

A flexible solar panel module is provided having a plurality of non-flexible solar panels, a plurality of non-flexible covers and a flexible back sheet. Each of the non-flexible solar panels has a photoreactive device layer, a positive ribbon and a negative ribbon.

Interface for renewable energy system

An improved interface for renewable energy systems is disclosed for interconnecting a plurality of power sources such as photovoltaic solar panels, windmills, standby generators and the like. The improved interface for renewable energy systems includes a multi-channel micro-inverter having novel heat dissipation, novel mountings, electronic redundancy and remote communication systems.

Managing the outflow of a solar inverter

A facility receives an indication of a rate of energy output sought from a production array of solar panels. The facility controls a power inverter to which the production array is connected to deliver to an electrical grid to which the power inverter is connected a rate of energy output that is based on the indicated rate of energy output..

Integrated tracking drive and mount

An integrated drive leg and mount suitable for solar power devices, such as trough solar concentrators or pv panels. A drive system including a linear actuator is integrated into the support structure.

Integrated solar absorption heat pump system

The integrated solar absorption heat pump system includes an absorption heat pump assembly (ahpa) having a generator, a condenser in fluid communication with the generator, an evaporator/absorber in fluid communication with the condenser and the generator, and a heat exchanger in communicating relation with the evaporator/absorber; a solar collector in fluid communication with the generator of the ahpa; a photovoltaic thermal collector in communicating relation with the evaporator/absorber of the ahpa; a plurality of pumps configured for pumping a fluid throughout the system to provide the desired heating or cooling; a power storage source, e.g., a solar battery, in communicating relation with the photovoltaic thermal collector; and a coil unit in communicating relation to the evaporator/absorber for receiving an air-stream. The absorption heat pump assembly can include an absorber and a solution heat exchanger..
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Azimuthal rotation mechanism for solar trackers

Azimuthal rotation mechanism for solar trackers comprising a vertical pedestal (1) on which a rotating support (2) holding the solar panels (7) is mounted, which is actuated by means of at least three hydraulic cylinders (4, 5 and 6) located in the same horizontal plane and articulated through the casing to the rotating support (2) by means of a first movable vertical shaft (18), while the piston rods of the three cylinders pass through the wall of the rotating support and are articulated at the same height to the pedestal by means of a second fixed vertical rotation shaft (21).. .
Sener, Ingenieria Y Sistemas, S.a.

Solar concentration tower with external receiver

An external solar receiver for a tower solar concentration thermodynamic plant and a field of heliostats includes a plurality of panels wherein each panel with heat exchanger tubes is connected to an interior support element, with an axis substantially perpendicular to the panel, the interior support element being furthermore connected in a rotary manner to a support element belonging to the internal structure by means of at least two parallel, substantially horizontal connecting rods. The connecting rods are each articulated at a first end on the interior support element and at a second end on the support element, respectively, so that under the effect of thermal expansion or contraction of the panels with heat exchangers, each of the panels moves substantially parallel to itself and without deformation of the surface thereof, and in such a way that the polygonal or circular cross-section of the receiver undergoes a homothetic transformation..
Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie S.a.

Radiation curable adhesives for reflective laminated solar panels, laminated solar panels including radiation curable adhesives, and/or associated methods

Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for creating flat laminated mirrors, e.g., for use in concentrating solar power (csp) applications. In certain example embodiments, the first substrate is a low iron glass substrate.
Guardian Industries Corp.

Solar tracker cleaning system and method

A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of solar trackers in at least one solar tracker row, each solar tracker having a length and a width and being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the cleaning system including at least one waterless cleaning apparatus operable to clean a panel surface of the solar tracker row without using water, at least two rails positioned horizontally parallel to the solar tracker row, a support frame for supporting the cleaning apparatus and a controller coupled with the cleaning apparatus and with the support frame for moving the cleaning apparatus in the width direction and the length direction of the solar tracker row, the support frame moving over the rails and moving the cleaning apparatus in a width direction and a length direction of the solar tracker row while maintaining a pre-determined angle in the width direction of the solar trackers.. .
Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.

System for mounting solar panels

A solar panel mounting system including a first bracket having a base, a width, a partially cylindrical surface spaced a distance from the base, and a cylindrical surface between the partially cylindrical surface and the base; and a second bracket having a first leg, a second leg spaced a distance from the first leg, and a base connecting the first leg and the second leg, the base and legs together defining a first volume having a width greater than and corresponding to the width of the first bracket, a stem connected to the base and extending away from the first volume, and a bar connected to the stem and having a first planar surface and second planar surface defining first and second panel receiving volumes.. .

Method and system for applying electric fields to multiple solar panels

A solar cell management system for increasing the efficiency and power output of a solar cell and methods for making and using the same. The management system provides an electric field across one or more solar cells.
Solarlytics, Inc.

System and managing the power output of a photovoltaic cell

A solar cell management system for increasing the efficiency and power output of a solar cell and methods for making and using the same. The management system provides an electric field across an individual solar cell, an array of solar cells configured as a panel, or a group of solar panels.
Solarlytics, Inc.

Solar panel module

A reinforcing structure for solar panel module is provided. The solar panel module has multiple solar panels and a frame at a periphery region of the solar panel module surrounding the multiple solar panels.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Solar panel module

A reinforcing structure for solar panel module is provided. The solar panel module has multiple solar panels and a frame at a periphery region of the solar panel module surrounding the multiple solar panels.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Flexible solar panel module

A flexible solar panel module has a plurality of solar panels, a plurality of cover panels, a plurality of flexible back sheets and a flexible polymer thin film. The plurality of cover panels correspond to the plurality of solar panels and covers front sides of the plurality of solar panels respectively.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Solar panel module

A solar panel module is provided having a plurality of solar panels disposed in juxtaposed relation. Each of the solar panels has a positive ribbon at one side of said solar panel and a negative ribbon at the other side opposite to said one side.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Method for fabricating solar panel module

A solar panel module is provided having a plurality of solar panels disposed in juxtaposed relation. Each of the solar panels has a positive ribbon at one side of said solar panel and a negative ribbon at the other side opposite to said one side.
Eterbright Solar Corporation

Methods and devices comprising solar power for water purification

The invention disclosed herein comprises novel methods and devices for water purification. The invention comprises the use of solar powered water purification units comprising, wherein said units may be portable, and comprise a vapor condensing unit, a water collection unit, a filter, a water inlet, and a vaporization unit.

Solar 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.





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