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 Solar battery module patent thumbnailSolar 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 patent thumbnailContainerized 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 patent thumbnailCompound 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailSolar 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 patent thumbnailSolar 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 patent thumbnailSolar 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 patent thumbnailPower 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 patent thumbnailExternal 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.

Solar row onsite automatic inspection system

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

Vinylidene fluoride copolymer and preparation method therefor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solar power controller and impedance detection

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

Hybrid energy system for general applications

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

Concentrated solar power system receiver

Systems and methods for concentrating and storing solar energy are provided. A solar energy receiver for use with the systems and methods may include a container for holding a solar absorption material, such as a phase change material, and a cooled cover disposed above the container for condensing and collecting vaporized phase change material collected along an underside of the cover..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Solar slate plate

A slate solar panel installation system and method which allows users to install solar panels on their slate tile roofs wherein one slate tile is removed and the present invention is installed in its place. The current invention does not require drilling any holes in the slate tiles, therefore, not affecting the integrity of the roof and reducing the likelihood of leaks to near zero.

Solar power generation system having a backup inverter

A solar power generation system having a backup inverter, the solar power generation system has n number of solar panels, n number of inverters, at least one backup inverter and at least one ac (alternating current) wiring box; each inverter and the backup inverter are parallel connected to the ac wiring box; the ac wiring box can be connected to a utility grid; when each inverter is normally operated, each solar panel can supply power to each inverter; when the x-th inverter is faulted, the x-th solar panel can supply power to the backup inverter, therefore reduce the interruption time of power generation.. .
Cyber Power Systems, Inc.

Wave generated energy focusing lens and reflector for solar concentration, collection, and harnessing

A novel method of concentrating solar energy using wave generators is disclosed. The systems and methods enable the collection of energy over large area at high efficiencies and the concentrating of energy at a target for use and transfer..
Oas Design Group, Inc.

Supports for suspended solar enhanced oil recovery concentrators and receivers, and associated systems and methods

Supports for suspended solar enhanced oil recovery concentrators and receivers, and associated systems and methods. A representative solar concentrator system includes a curved reflective element oriented concave relative to a focal line, a curved first rib member carrying the reflective element and oriented concave relative to the focal line, a curved second rib member oriented convex relative to the focal line, and a plurality of cross members coupled between the first rib member and the second rib member.
Glasspoint Solar, Inc.

Method and evaporating waste fluids

A self-contained, portable, waste water evaporating apparatus is shown. A solar-operated submersible pump pumps waste water from just under the surface of a waste water pit, through a pair of automatic backflushing filters and out misters located around the bank of the waste water pit.

Ground fault detection device

When a ground fault detection device detects a ground fault of a photovoltaic string, for example, while a power conditioner is in operation, a great current may be flowing in a switching section from the photovoltaic string, so that components resistant to a great current have been used for the switching section. A ground fault detection device includes a stop determination unit configured to determine whether a power converter for converting electric power from a solar battery is in stoppage, and a ground fault detector configured to detect a ground fault of the solar battery in a state where the solar battery and the power converter are electrically disconnected from each other by a disconnection unit arranged between the solar battery and the power converter when the stop determination unit determines that the power converter is in stoppage..
Omron Corporation

Integrated solar panel

A solar panel is disclosed that can be daisy-chained with other solar panels. The solar panel automatically generates output alternative current (ac) power that is in parallel with input ac power coming into the solar panel when the solar panel senses the input ac power so that the solar panel operates as a slave in this state.
Sunculture Solar Inc.

Colorless luminescent solar concentrators using colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a composition comprising a polymer or sol-gel and one or more nanocrystals. The composition is useful as a luminescent solar concentrator.
Los Alamos National Security, Llc

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.

Solar powered illumination device

A solar powered illumination device comprises solar panels arranged on a flexible holder, which is arranged on an upper surface of a support. A lower housing comprises an outer circumferential wall and an inner circumferential wall, wherein a drain hole is formed between the outer circumferential wall and the inner circumferential wall.

Backpack for motorcyclists

A backpack for motorcyclists provides a rigid outer shell with an electrical system wherein an onboard battery powers rear signal lights, each comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (leds), which are linked with the motorcycle's electrical system to function as brake lights and turn signals. The electrical system also charges a cellular telephone or other portable device via a universal service bus (usb) port, and may be recharged by one or more solar panels mounted to the exterior of the backpack.

Method for aligning a set of solar modules of a solar tracker

A method for aligning a set of solar modules of a solar tracker includes a means of connection and of transmission of a solar-tracking movement between two adjacent solar modules of the set of solar modules. The method includes an iterative loop that includes, for each on-going iteration, steps of: disconnecting adjacent solar modules of an aligned subset of solar modules derived from a previous iteration; defining which one of the previously disconnected adjacent solar modules will be the reference solar module for the on-going iteration; orienting the aligned subset of solar modules in such a way that the solar modules of the aligned subset of solar modules are aligned with the reference solar module; connecting the aligned subset of solar modules with the reference solar module for the on-going iteration so as to define an aligned subset of solar modules for the next iteration..
Exosun

Low profile solar tracking systems & methods

A solar energy collection system comprises a frame for mounting the system on a suitable substrate and a plurality of solar panels disposed adjacent to one another on the frame. A first set of the solar panels are movable relative to a second set of the solar panels, for tracking movement of the sun during the day.

Mass damper for solar tracker

In an example, the system has a mechanical isolator comprising an elastic material configured to separate the panel rail from the torque tube cause destructive interference with a natural resonant frequency of the system without the mechanical isolator to reduce a mechanical vibration of the system.. .
Nextracker Inc.

Soil monitoring system

A solar panel soiling monitoring system is provided for measuring soiling losses on a photo-voltaic system. The solar panel monitoring system includes: a soil monitoring panel including a plurality of arranged photovoltaic cells connected in series to one another; a measurement unit in electronic communication with a switchbox for controlling measurements of each of the photovoltaic cells; a communication unit in electronic communication with the measurement unit; and a data storage system in electronic communication with the communication unit including a processor, a computer readable storage medium, and one or more computer programs operable on the data storage system.

Hybrid solar module coupling and making

A fluid coupler for hydronic solar panels, framed with a rigid frame that, when engaged includes a male coupling rigidly attached to a first manifold pipe. The male coupling has a sealing face perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the first manifold pipe.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

System and transmitting data using alternative energy sources

A system and method for generating power from the low-light emissions prevalent in rainforests through a low-light emission solar panel in order to transmit data over a network. The low-light emission solar panels can be formed to have four sets of three cells wired in series, with each of the four sets of three cells wired in parallel.
Rainforest Connection

Self-contained large scale computing platform

A massively parallel computer system (mpcs) includes a multitude of tiles each adapted to include one or more processing/memory units, power generation unit, and associated circuitry. The tiles are formed in an array of thin, light-weight material that may be foldable and/or collapsible to enable the packaging and folding of the mpcs into a small amount of volume for launch into space.
California Institute Of Technology

Iron pyrite nanocrystal film as a copper-free back contact for polycrystalline cdte thin film solar cells

The invention discloses nanocrystalline (nc) fes2 thin films as the back contact for cdte solar cells. In one example, the fes2 nc layer is prepared from a solution directly on the cdte surface using spin-casting and chemical treatment at ambient temperature and pressure, without a thermal treatment step.
The University Of Toledo

Lighting unit

A lighting unit is provided that has a housing with a lighting portion and a solar panel portion. Solar panels are mounted on the solar panel portion and the energy gathered by the solar panels is stored in a rechargeable battery.

Helps- hybrid electric light pole system

A hybrid, electric light pole system (100) capable of generating energy from wind and solar and collecting it in storage or transferring it to the grid, additionally it is capable of upholding a minimum (but not limited to) overnight supply of energy for uninterrupted work of one or more street electric light bulb(s) (107) is disclosed. The system comprises an adequate monopole (106) and a vertical axis wind turbine (101) rigidly attached on the top of the pole, two (but not limited to) leaves (103) are symmetrically attached to the pole with flat “c” shape branches (105), were each “c” shape branch (105) crosses the pole (106) in two support points.

Portable solar power system with prefabricated solar racking

A portable solar power system includes at least one prefabricated solar racking configured on a trailer frame that is transportable to a deployment site without oversize load travel restrictions (e.g., escort vehicles). The trailer frame includes one or more levelling members that permit a levelled installation of the trailer frame at the deployment site.

Systems and methods to reduce the number and cost of management units of distributed power generators

Apparatuses and methods for configuring and managing solar panels to form strings of photovoltaic energy generators with improved performance and reduced cost. The photovoltaic energy generators are connected via one or more combined local management units (clmus), each having a plurality of direct current converters connected to and configured to receive direct current power from a respective solar panel.
Tigo Energy, Inc.

Solar concentrator assembly and methods of using same

A solar concentrator assembly includes a tripod, a base, a reflective dish, a receptacle, and a thermoelectric module or a heat transfer module. The tripod includes legs and a top tripod connector coupled to top portions thereof.
One Earth Designs Inc.

Device and fixing objects, in particular solar panels, to a roof

The invention relates to a device for fixing objects, in particular solar panels, to a roof. The invention also relates to an assembly of such devices.
Esdec B.v.

Method for assessing parameters for controlling a solar tracker

The invention relates to a method for assessing parameters for controlling a solar tracker including modules which include a table of means for processing solar radiation which is movable on means for connecting to the ground, which includes detecting, for each connection means, spatial coordinates of a point for connection with the table; for each module: i. Determining a tilt of the table from the determined spatial coordinates; ii.
Exosun

Apparatus 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.

Solar tracking apparatus

A variety of techniques may be employed alone or in various combinations, to track alignment of solar collectors with movement of the sun. One approach utilizes two or more piles offset from a single axis of tracking rotation, to provide foundational support.
Sunpower Corporation

Solar panel racking array

A commercial modular solar racking system, with the capability to be assembled in several configurations, which when assembled, creates a adaptable, size variable, solar panel supporting infrastructure, with a rapid assembly time. The said modular system can be adapted, to construct a perimeter wind lift-dampening fence around the deployed array.
Powerak Pty Ltd

Solar panel kit

A solar power generator kit can, for example, include a box and solar panels, micro-inverters, photovoltaic junction boxes, cables, mounting rails, and coupling components. The micro-inverters and photovoltaic junction boxes can be mounted to the solar panels.
Rsi Development Llc

Solar power supplementation system

A solar power supplementation system for alternatively supplying a distribution transformer with electricity from a remote distribution substation and local solar panels. The solar power supplementation system comprises solar panels that are configured to supply electricity to the distribution transformer by way of a solar collection system and a switch.

Solar power generation system

In an example, a solar power generation system includes solar panels, dc optimizers, and inverters. The numbers of the solar panels and the dc optimizers are both n, and the number of the inverters is m.
Tenksolar, Inc.

Solar battery cell and manufacturing the solar battery cell

Provided is a solar battery cell with low price, high reliability, and high conversion efficiency. A manufacturing method for the solar battery cell including the following processes.
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

Photoluminescent semiconductor nanocrystal-based luminescent solar concentrators

The present disclosure describes luminescent solar concentrators that include photoluminescent nanoparticles. The photoluminescent nanoparticles include a semiconductor nanocrystal that sensitizes the luminescence of a defect.
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commericalization

Solar panel device provided on aircraft wing, aircraft wing having solar panel device, and aircraft

Disclosed is a solar panel device provided on an aircraft wing, which can realize solar panels that are capable of converting sunlight into energy without being damaged due to bending load or movement of a wing, an aircraft wing having such a solar panel device, and an aircraft having such an aircraft wing.. .
Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Solar roadway system and method

A modular solar roadway/railway system (msrs) and method (msrm) utilizing interlocked solar/optical collection panels (scp) having stacked solar collection strips (scs) is disclosed. The scs are configured with an optical input surface (ois) configured to collect solar energy and a road support surface (rss) configured to support automobile traffic.

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.

Solar panel with pivoting side supports

A folded down support (12) allows for stronger solar panels (10) and the support replaces most of the solar racking required for solar installation which further reduces the cost of the photovoltaic solar system. The solar panels (10) can be arranged so that solar panels form a solar collector solar panel array.
Patton Engineering, Inc.

Solar cell and manufacturing same

The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a solar battery which reduces obstructing circumstances in improvement of photoelectric conversion efficiency. The solar battery of the present invention comprises a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, a first semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type formed along at a light transmitting surface of the semiconductor substrate and collecting photo-generated carriers based on solar beam of middle and long wavelength, and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type formed at a light incident surface of the semiconductor substrate and collecting photo-generated carriers which cannot reach a first semiconductor layer among photo-generated carriers based on the solar beam of middle and long wavelength as well as collecting photo-generated carriers based on solar beam of short wavelength..

Novel spacecraft architecture

A spacecraft (10) includes: a body (20), a surface of revolution (40), rigidly connected to the body, the spacecraft including a heat engine positioned at the centre of the surface of revolution (40), and the surface of revolution includes a first portion (411) forming a solar concentrator for concentrating solar radiation in the direction of the heat engine and a second portion (412), coaxial with the first portion (411), and such that the first portion (411) and the second portion (412) form, relative to each other, a cassegrain solar concentrator, of which a focal point is located at the heat engine.. .
Airbus Group Sas

Solar-powered aircraft

The present invention is directed to a solar-powered aircraft comprising a fixed wing panel, a motor driven propeller, a plurality of secondary wing panels, and a tail assembly having a first tail panel and a second tail panel. Each secondary wing panel being configured to rotate about a first longitudinal pivot axis extending from a distal end of the fixed wing panel through a central transverse portion of the secondary wing panel.
Aurora Flight Sciences

Self-powered solar tracker apparatus

A solar tracker apparatus includes an adjustable hanger assembly that has a clam shell hanger assembly. The clam shell hanger assembly may hold a torque tube comprising a plurality of torque tubes configured together in a continuous length from a first end to a second end.
Nextracker Inc.

Solar power generation management apparatus

A solar power generation management apparatus which manages a solar power generation system includes: an output sensor that senses respective output current values or output voltage values of a plurality of unit power generation modules; and a calculator that receives sensing information from the output sensor and displays it on a display (50). The calculator acquires the sensing information of the output sensor and simultaneously displays a plurality of display frames (212) corresponding to the plurality of unit power generation modules on the display.
Epsem Co., Ltd.

Method of manufacturing thin-film solar cells with a p-type cdte layer

The present invention proposes a method to produce thin film cdte solar cells having a pin-hole free and uniformly doped cdte layer with a reduced layer thickness. The method according to the present invention is an efficient way to prevent shunting of the solar cells, to improve reliability and long-term stability of the solar cells and to provide a uniform doping of the cdte layer.
Ctf Solar Gmbh

Method and device for preventing dry-out in a boiler of a tower solar concentration power plant

A method for generating a steam cycle at a pressure around 200 bars and a temperature around 600° c., using an industrial steam generator with a solar receiver admitting an incident solar flux around 600 kw/m2, includes: generating a water-steam mixture in the evaporator by transferring heat from the incident solar flux onto the evaporator; separating the water-steam mixture into saturated water and saturated steam in the separator drum, the saturated steam having a pressure from 160 to 200 bars and a temperature from 347 to 366° c.; injecting the teed water into the mixing drum, where it is mixed. With the saturated water from the separator drum, the mixed water next returning toward the evaporator via the return pipe provided with the circulation pump, such that the temperature of the mixed water entering the evaporator is below the saturated steam temperature, by a value from 5 to 15° c..
Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenierie S.a.

Tennis ball pickup device

A tennis ball pickup device, including a first barrel in form of a hollow cylinder; a second barrel in form of a hollow cylinder arranged in the first barrel, and capable of moving telescopically up and down and/or moving rotatably therein; a first barrel cover arranged outside the first barrel; a second barrel cover, in which a resilient stopper is arranged, being replaceably hooded on the second barrel; and further including a solar battery being chargeable by sunlight and adapted for provision of electrical energy; a led display arranged longitudinally on and along the first barrel for connecting with the solar battery and for displaying current time and score; and a speaker arranged on the first barrel for connecting with the solar battery and for playing sound. The barrel cover could be replaceably hooded on the barrel, whereby extending the lifespan thereof..
Kendu (hong Kong) Limited

Anti-perching device for solar panels

An anti-perching device installed on a solar panel including a plurality of solar cells to generate electric power includes a first base rod couplable to an end of a first side of a top edge of the solar panel to project upward, a second base rod couplable to an end of a second side of the top edge of the solar panel, which is positioned opposite the first side of the top edge, to project upward, a third base rod couplable to a position between the first base rod and the second base rod to project upward, and an anti-perching wire connecting together the first base rod, the second base rod, and the third base rod in a direction parallel to the top edge of the solar panel at a relatively lower height than the first base rod, the second base rod, and the third base rod.. .
Samyang Sne Co., Ltd.

Solar tracker and solar energy collection system

The present invention provides a solar tracker comprising a supporting unit holding a solar panel, a driving unit regulating the position of the supporting unit, an image sensor having incident angle sensitivity characteristic, an identification unit identifying the current incident angle of the sunlight according to the signal output by the image sensor, and a control unit controlling the driving unit to regulate the position of the supporting unit according to the current incident angle to make the sunlight vertically incident upon the solar panel. The micro lens of each pixel in the image sensor only refracts incident light with a certain specific angle to vertically incident upon the photodiode below the micro lens..
Shanghai Ic R & D Center Co., Ltd.

Solar battery controller

A solar battery controller includes: a solar battery module including a plurality of solar battery clusters and a bypass portion, the plurality of solar battery clusters being arranged side by side in a direction that intersects with a traveling direction of a moving object, the plurality of solar battery clusters being connected in series, the bypass portion being configured to bypass the solar battery cluster to which a light intensity applied has decreased; a light intensity detecting unit configured to detect a light intensity that is applied to a corresponding one of the solar battery clusters, the light intensity detecting unit being arranged ahead of the corresponding one of the solar battery clusters in the traveling direction of the moving object; and a control unit configured to determine a maximum power point of the solar battery module.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Solar battery using surface-plasmon resonance effect and making same

A solar battery includes a substrate having a surface, a first electrode and a second electrode arranged on the surface of the substrate with a narrow gap left therebetween, and a structural member arranged on one border edge of the first electrode adjacent to the narrow gap. Thus, when light is irradiated to the structural member, the unreflected light causes creation of surface plasmons on the first electrode and a potential difference relative to the second electrode so that free electrons can flow along the surface of the first electrode and the surface of the second electrode to further generate a current signal..
National Central University

Assembly and supporting and locking movable solar panels

A solar panel support assembly (12) for movably supporting a solar panel (10) relative to a surface (22) of a vehicle (624) comprises a fixed support member (14), a movable support member (16), and a locking assembly (20). The fixed support member (14) is fixedly coupled to the surface (22).

Public service and charging kiosk

An autonomous public service and utility providing kiosk apparatus, system and methods are disclosed herein. One particular example includes a structure for an outdoor transit stop for use in bus or rail lines and routes.

Power control apparatus and power conditioner

A detector detects a peak of a power value in a current-voltage characteristic curve to dc power output from a solar battery module. A setting device, when a plurality of peaks is detected, when a current value is greater than a threshold value in a first peak having a maximum voltage value of the plurality of peaks, sets an operation point based on the first peak.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Magagement Co., Ltd.

Reinforcing structure for 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.
Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Clamp for securing and electrically bonding solar panels to a rail support

In various representative aspects, a clamp assembly that secures a solar panel module to a rail support structure that utilizes a generally l-shaped clamp in combination with a t-bolt such that the t-bolt fits through an aperture in the l-shaped clamp. This enables the foot of the t-bolt to be inserted into a guide on the top of the rail support structure so that the clamp can subsequently secure the solar panel module to the rail support structure by using a nut to rotate and tighten the t-bolt within the guide and the top of the clamp is then tightened with continuous rotation of the binding bolt, which also enables raised portions on the foot of the t-bolt and top of the clamp to penetrate surface layers of the rail support and the solar panel module respectively to create an electrical bonding path between the solar panel module and the rail support structure..
Ironridge, Inc.

Carrier structure for solar panels and producing such a carrier structure

The invention relates to a carrier structure (1) for solar panels. The invention also relates to a carrier (6) for use in a carrier structure (1) according to the invention.
Esdec B.v.

Connector assembly for solar panels with asymmetrical engagment

In one embodiment, a connector assembly for solar panels includes an asymmetrical engagement assembly that forms a corner of the connector assembly. The asymmetrical engagement assembly also includes at least a first pair of flanges and a second pair of flanges extending from the corner of the connector assembly, with at least a portion of one flange of the first pair of flanges disposed between the second pair of flanges, and at least a portion of one flange of the second pair of flanges disposed between the first pair of flanges..
Pegasus Solar Inc.

Portable solar power generator

A portable solar power generator for powering various electronic devices. The portable solar power generator includes one or more solar panels pivotally connected to a housing such that the panels can be pivoted into a desired position for maximizing collection of solar energy.

Short-string parallel-dc optimizer for photovoltaic systems

This disclosure generally relates to an energy generation system. In one embodiment, the energy generation system comprises a plurality of solar panels that are connected in a series electrical connection.
Zyntony, Inc.

Apparatus for electrically bonding a solar array

In various representative aspects, an apparatus for securing solar panels to a rail support guide, while facilitating grounding by a common grounding wire. The apparatus is an electrically conductive lay-in-lug fastener, which facilitates multiple rows of solar panels to be electrically bonded to each other.
Ironridge, Inc.

Solar battery module

A solar battery module includes: a first cover formed in a plate shape; a second cover formed in a plate shape and arranged so as to face the first cover; a solar battery cell arranged between the first cover and the second cover; and a sealing material portion joining the first cover and the second cover while filling a space therebetween to seal the solar battery cell. In a joint surface with the sealing material portion, at least one of the first cover and the second cover has a gradually changing portion that is gradually decreased in thickness such that the sealing material portion is gradually increased in thickness as being farther away from a center portion of the solar battery cell.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

Solar panel module and fabricating the same

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.
Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Display device and charging method thereof

A display device comprises a display panel and a backlight source, the display panel having an upper substrate and a lower substrate disposed opposite to the upper substrate. The display device further includes a transparent solar battery arranged at the upper substrate, a photosensitive coating arranged in a non-transparent region of the display panel and configured to sense the light from the backlight source, and a signal processing unit connected to the photosensitive coating and the transparent solar battery.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Self-tracking solar concentrator device

A device for self-tracking a light source, including a focusing optical device configured to focus incoming light to a focal spot, an adaptive device configured to reflect the light of the focal spot and arranged to provide for a phase change at an area of the focal spot of the incoming light to generate a reflected light, and a light guide located between the focusing optical device and the adaptive device, the light guide configured to capture the reflected light of the adaptive device.. .
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (epfl)

Clamp for securing and electrically bonding solar panels to a rail support

In various representative aspects, an end clamp that mounts a bottom flange of a solar panel module to a rail support structure without requiring any tools for insertion while mechanically fastening and electrically bonding the solar panel module to the rail support structure. A method of installation is also provided..
Ironridge, Inc.

Clamp for securing and electrically bonding solar panels to a rail support

In various representative aspects, a clamp assembly that secures a solar panel module to a rail support structure that utilizes a generally c-shaped clamp in combination with a t-bolt and a binding bolt such that the t-bolt and binding bolt fit through a pair of apertures in the c-shaped clamp. This enables the foot of the t-bolt to be inserted into a guide on the top of the rail support structure so that the clamp can subsequently secure the solar panel module to the rail support structure by rotating the binding bolt, which in turn locks the t-bolt within the guide and the top of the clamp is then tightened with continuous rotation of the binding bolt, which also enables raised portions on the foot of the t-bolt and top of the clamp to create an electrical bonding path between the solar panel module and the rail support structure..
Ironridge, Inc.

Internally heated concentrated solar power (csp) thermal absorber

A system and method are disclosed for internally heated concentrated solar power (csp) thermal absorbers. The system and method involve an energy-generating device having at least one heating unit.
The Boeing Company

Flexible solar panel module, an installated structure thereof and fabricating the same

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.
Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Process for the preparation of benzohetero [1,3] - diazole compounds disubstituted with heteoaryl groups

Said benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups can be advantageously used in the construction of luminescent solar concentrators (lsc). Furthermore, said benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups can be advantageously used in the construction of photovoltaic devices such as, for example, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules, solar cells, solar modules, on both a rigid and flexible support.

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.

Novel inverter circuit

The inventive technology, in certain embodiments, may be generally described as a solar power generation system with a converter, which may potentially include two or more sub-converters, established intermediately of one or more strings of solar panels. Particular embodiments may involve sweet spot operation in order to achieve improvements in efficiency, and bucking of open circuit voltages by the converter in order that more panels may be placed on an individual string or substring, reducing the number of strings required for a given design, and achieving overall system and array manufacture savings..
Ampt, Llc

Internally heated concentrated solar power (csp) thermal absorber

A system and method are disclosed for internally heated concentrated solar power (csp) thermal absorbers. The system and method involve an energy-generating device having at least one heating unit.
The Boeing Company

Solar panel module with increased volume of solar production

A solar panel module that provides increased efficiency solar production within a volume of a two-dimensional space's square footage. The module may include at least two solar panels within the same volume of space.

Portable solar power generation devices for permanent or temporary installations and methods thereof

A portable solar power generation device includes an adjustable solar array apparatus and a power and control block apparatus. The adjustable solar array apparatus includes a base structure, a solar tracking adjustment device extending out from a base structure, an array support structure connected to the solar tracking adjustment device, and a plurality of solar panels connected to a surface of the array support structure a plurality of solar panels connected to a surface of the array support structure.
Instant Solar Llc

System for holding at least one solar panel on a solar module and solar module comprising same

A mounting system for holding at least one solar panel on a solar module of a solar tracker includes at least one beam having a longitudinal elongate opening and a bearing surface against which the at least one solar panel is intended to bear, and at least one clamping assembly that includes a clamp defining a housing designed to accept an edge of the solar panel against the bearing surface, a threaded clamping element collaborating with the clamp and a connecting element that connects the threaded clamping element with the beam collaborating with the longitudinal elongate opening, the longitudinal elongate opening being produced on a lateral side of the beam adjacent to the bearing surface.. .
Exosun

Fluidic actuator system and method

A pneumatically actuated solar panel array system that includes a plurality of separate actuator assemblies that each have a top plate and bottom plate and a first and second bellows that each extend between and are coupled to the top and bottom plates at a respective top head and bottom head, the first and second bellows being configured to be separately pneumatically inflated, where the pneumatic inflation expands the bellows along a length. The pneumatically actuated solar panel array system can also include a plurality of solar panels coupled to the actuator assemblies with the solar panels being configured to be actuated based on inflation of one or more bellows associated with the plurality of actuator assembles..
Sunfolding, Inc.

Carrier structure for solar panels and producing such a carrier structure

The invention relates to a carrier structure for solar panels. The invention also relates to a beam (3) for use in a carrier structure according to the invention.
Esdec B.v.

Solar battery controller

A solar battery controller is provided which includes a solar battery module that is mounted on a moving object, a control unit that calculates a maximum power point of the solar battery module, and a speed detecting unit that detects a speed of the moving object. The control unit controls a maximum power point calculating timing depending on the speed of the moving object..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Combined electricity, heat, and chill generation for a rankine engine

A generator uses a working fluid in a single-cycle rankine engine for up to three purposes: generation of electricity; generation of hot water from heat exchanger; and generation of chill by the evaporation of liquefied working fluid. The working fluid, which may be carbon dioxide, goes through a single rankine cycle for both heat engine and heat pump.
Monarch Power Corp

Portable silica gel noctilucent cup

A portable silica gel noctilucent cup, which can be used as lighting equipment, is energy-saving and environment-friendly, and convenient to carry, overcoming defects in the prior art. The cup comprises: a cup body made of transparent or semitransparent silica gel, an opening portion of which is fixedly provided with a first fixed ring for supporting itself; a cup cover covered on the cup body, at least one face of the cup body towards the opening portion being transparent; and a light-emitting assembly comprising a light source, a solar battery panel mounted to a top portion of the cup cover, and a storage battery, which are electrically connected to the light source; wherein, a holding cavity for holding the battery and the light source is arranged on the cup cover, and at least a wall face of the holding cavity towards the opening portion transmits light..
Wenzhou Shengbo Technology Co., Ltd.

Photovoltaic systems with intermittent and continuous recycling of light

Photovoltaic systems and methods for optimizing the harvesting of solar energy are disclosed. The photovoltaic system includes: a housing; and a solar panel assembly supported within the housing.

Methods and structurally supporting geometrically complex solar modules using a rigid substrate and point support connections

Geometrically complex solar panels are disclosed. The geometrically complex solar panels disclosed herein can take advantage of the flexibility of monocrystalline solar cells while enhancing security and functionality of the cells and to widen the design limits faced by architects and builders in planning for the use of solar energy panels by custom creating a pre-formed rigid shell mount that fixes and stabilizes the cell arrays in the desired form.
Pvilion, Inc.

Mounting unit for solar electricity generation systems and improved installation method

The present invention provides a mounting unit for solar panels that simplifies the complexity of storage, transit and in-field installation of solar electric generation systems. According to one embodiment, the mounting unit comprises a top panel, a bottom panel and a pair of panel guides, each formed integral with and adjacent to an opposing side of the top panel.
Cowatt Energy, Llc

Battery apparatus and electronic device

A battery apparatus including a battery structure and a control circuit, where the battery structure is in a filamentous shape, and the battery structure includes an energy storage unit disposed inside the battery structure and an electricity generator disposed around the energy storage unit, where the electricity generator is a solar battery, and the control circuit is configured to control whether the energy storage unit is electrically connected to the electricity generator in order to control whether electric energy generated by the electricity generator is transferred to and stored in the energy storage unit. The battery apparatus may not only generate electric energy, but also store the electric energy, and supply electricity to an electronic device conveniently..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Method of manufacturing pattern using trench structure and pattern manufactured thereby, and manufacturing solar battery using the manufacturing method and solar battery manufactured thereby

The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing a pattern including: forming a trench structure on a substrate using an inkjet method; filling an interior portion of the trench structure with a filler; and removing the trench structure, and a pattern manufactured using the same, and a method of manufacturing a solar battery using the method of manufacturing a pattern and a solar battery manufactured using the same.. .
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Solar power generation device and control solar power generation device

A solar power generation device is provided which includes a first dc-dc converter to which an output of a solar battery is input, a storage battery to which an output of the first dc-dc converter is input, a second dc-dc converter that converts a voltage of the storage battery, and a control unit. The control unit changes a duty ratio of the first dc-dc converter so as not to charge the storage battery and changes a duty ratio of the second dc-dc converter so as to set an operating point of the solar battery to a maximum power point, when a value indicating a state of charge of the storage battery is equal to or greater than a predetermined value..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Smart microgrids and dual-output off-grid power inverters with dc source flexibility

A method and apparatus is disclosed relating to smart microgrids supported by dual-output off-grid power inverters with dc source flexibility that can (1) intelligently and selectively pull power from one or multiple dc sources including solar panels, wind generators, and batteries based on certain criteria; (2) invert dc power to ac power; (3) supply the ac power to two off-grid circuits individually to power various types of ac loads that require different ac voltages, power quality, and power levels; (4) supply dc power through one or multiple dc output ports to power dc loads; and (5) charge batteries. Two or multiple dual-output off-grid power inverters can daisy-chain to form a group to support a larger microgrid which is ideal for off-grid ac level 1 and level 2 ev charging..
Cyboenergy, Inc.

Luminescent solar concentrator comprising tetra-substituted benzoheterodiazole compounds

A luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) comprising at least one tetra-substituted benzoheterodiazole compound having general formula (i): wherein: r1 and r2, equal to or different from each other, are selected from: c6-c40, preferably c6-c20 aryl groups, optionally substituted; c4-c40, preferably c5-c20, heteroaryl groups, optionally substituted; r3 and r4, equal to or different from each other, are selected from: halogen atoms such as, for example, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, preferably fluorine; linear or branched c1-c30, preferably c1-c20, trihalogenated alkyl groups; c6-c40, preferably c6-c20, aryloxyl groups optionally substituted; linear or branched c1-c30, preferably c1-c20, alkoxyl groups optionally substituted; c4-c40, preferably c5-c20, heteroaryloxyl groups optionally substituted; z represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom or a selenium atom; a nr5 group wherein r5 represents a hydrogen atom, or it is selected from linear or branched c1-c24, preferably c6-c24, alkyl groups, optionally containing heteroatoms; a cr6r7 group wherein r6 and r7, equal to or different from each other, represent a hydrogen atom, or they are selected from linear or branched c1-c30, preferably c6-c24, alkyl groups, optionally containing heteroatoms, linear or branched c1-c30, preferably c6-c24, alkoxyl groups, optionally substituted, c3-c30, preferably c4-c24, cycloalkyl groups, optionally substituted, or, r6 and r7 can be optionally bound to each other to form, together with the other atoms to which they are bound, a cycle containing from 3 to 6 carbon atoms, saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic, optionally substituted with linear or branched c1-c30, preferably c1-c15, alkyl groups, said cycle optionally containing heteroatoms such as, for example, oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, silicon, phosphorous, selenium.. .
Eni S.p.a

Solar battery

A solar battery according to an embodiment comprises: a support substrate; a rear electrode layer arranged on the support substrate; a light absorbing layer arranged on the rear electrode layer; a buffer layer arranged on the light absorbing layer; and a front electrode layer arranged on the buffer layer, wherein the buffer layer comprises zn(o,s), and the content of sulfur (s) in the buffer layer increases towards the front electrode layer starting from the light absorbing layer. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Power and communication distribution topology for heliostats

A network topology for powering and communicating with groups of heliostats in a concentrated solar power plant. Heliostats are arranged in rows and wired together with inter-drive cables that distribute power and data from a field electrical system and plant network.
Esolar Inc.

Octohedral frame and tripod for rotating equipment

An apparatus is disclosed for rotating equipment, like solar panels, about an axis. Tension and compression members, in a rigid structure, are employed in the apparatus to minimize weight and to maximize stiffness.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Cleaning formulations and methods of use thereof

Cleaning formulations and methods of use thereof are described. Embodiments of the cleaning formulation comprise (a) an effective amount of citrus based compounds and mixtures thereof; (b) an effective amount of a surfactant selected from primary and secondary nonionic surfactants, co-surfactants and mixtures thereof; (c) an effective amount of a wetting agent; (d) an effective amount of an emulsifier; and (e) optimally, an effective amount of an environmental impurity resistance mixture with an effective amount of soy bean, palm and coconut derived surfactants.

Solar power generation system and failure diagnosis method therefor

Provided is a technology that enables sensing of a solar battery string failure even with a smaller change in output, and that enables identification of a factor causing the failure. A monitor device in a solar power generation system performs: (i) a process of extracting a first time band indicating a minimum amount of solar radiation and a second time band indicating a maximum amount of solar radiation in a day; (ii) a process of calculating, using a ratio of operation current and short-circuit current in a solar battery array, an expected electric power value of a solar battery string to be inspected in each of the first and second time bands; (iii) a process of calculating, from measurement electric power values of the solar battery string to be inspected in the first and second time bands, the expected electric power value of the first time band, and the expected electric power value of the second time band, first and second electric power losses in the first and second time bands; and (iv) a process of detecting a failure in the solar battery string to be inspected based on the first and second electric power losses (fig.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Clamp assembly for solar panels

A clamp assembly for solar panels comprising a base and a clamp. The base has a baseplate and first and second spaced-apart struts connected to the baseplate to form a channel.

Charging control system and device

A charging control system for charging a secondary battery from a solar battery, including a first path for transmitting power from the solar battery to the secondary battery, a second path for sensing the voltage of the secondary battery, and a comparison unit for comparing the solar battery voltage with the sensed voltage of the secondary battery. The first path includes a first interrupter, controlled by the comparison unit, which interrupts the first path to prevent discharge of the secondary battery through the solar battery when the solar battery voltage falls below the secondary battery voltage.
Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

Solar battery module

Disclosed is a solar cell module. The solar cell module includes a support substrate; a plurality of solar cells on a front surface of the support substrate; a bus bar electrically connected to the solar cells; and a cover member surrounding the bus bar, wherein the bus bar extends along an edge of the front surface of the support substrate to an edge of a rear surface of the support surface..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Back-surface bridge type contact electrode of crystalline silicon solar battery and preparation method therefor

Disclosed are a back-surface bridge type contact electrode of a crystalline silicon solar battery and a preparation method therefor. The back-surface bridge type contact electrode of a crystalline silicon solar battery includes a local electrode connected to a local back surface field and a back surface electrode which is covered with a back surface passivation film on a contact surface with a silicon wafer substrate, at least one bridge electrode is provided between the local electrode and the back surface electrode, the contact surface of the bridge electrode and the silicon wafer substrate is also covered with the back surface passivation film, the local electrode is connected to the back surface electrode via the bridge electrode, and the back surface passivation film is also provided, besides at the connection region of the bridge electrode, between the local electrode and the back surface electrode..
Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.

Solar battery module

A solar battery module according to one embodiment comprises: a support substrate having a through-hole formed therein; a plurality of solar battery cells arranged on the support substrate; a busbar which is electrically connected to the solar battery cells; a first connection member which is inserted in the through-hole; and a second connection member which is connected to the first connection member, wherein the second connection member comprises a contact member that contacts the busbar through the through-hole.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Solar battery module

A solar battery module according to an embodiment comprises: a support substrate; a plurality of solar battery cells arranged on the support substrate; and at least one bus bar electrically connected with the solar battery cells, wherein the support substrate includes at least two cut regions formed at corner regions thereof and the bus bar is extended to the rear side of the supporting substrate from the front side of the supporting substrate through the cut regions.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Mounting system for solar panels

The invention relates to a mounting system for frameless solar panels that enables water to run of more easily. Moreover the water does not collect near or on the module and runs of in transversal direction of the mounting rail holding the lower end of the module..
Meyer Burger Ag

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.

Solar power generation, distribution, and communication system

A solar panel is disclosed that can be daisy-chained with other solar panels. The solar panel automatically generates output alternative current (ac) power that is in parallel with input ac power coming into the solar panel when the solar panel senses the input ac power so that the solar panel operates as a slave in this state.
Sunculture Solar, Inc.

Operationally optimized renewable electrical energy power system

A renewable electrical energy power system is provided with aspects and circuitry that can optimize operation of a dc-ac inverter. Alternative electrical energy sources may include solar cells and solar panels.
Ampt, Llc

Smart renewable power generation system with grid and dc source flexibility

A method and apparatus is disclosed relating to smart renewable power generation systems with grid and dc source flexibility that can (1) intelligently and selectively pull power from one or multiple dc sources including solar panels, wind generators, and batteries based on certain criteria; (2) invert dc power to ac power; (3) supply the ac power to the electric grid or to an off-grid electric circuit to power ac loads; (4) supply dc power through one or multiple dc output ports to power dc loads; and (5) charge batteries. Various types of on-grid, off-grid, and on/off-grid dc flexible power inverters are described to demonstrate the innovation for delivering flexible, cost-effective, and user-friendly power generation systems to harvest any form of renewable energy available and convert it to usable electricity..
Cyboenergy, Inc.

Interface for renewable energy system

An improved micro-inverter apparatus is disclosed for intelligently controlling energy harvest from photovoltaic solar panels based on one or more adjustable, user-defined variables. The improved micro-inverter apparatus may include a microcontroller configured to monitor the operating temperature of its micro-inverter and control the power harvested from associated solar panels in order to ensure the operating temperature of the micro-inverter does not approach a level that would damage the micro-inverter's circuitry or other components.
Technology Research, Llc

Adaptable recharging and lighting station and methods of using the same

The present invention includes self-contained, rechargeable power systems for areas having unreliable electrical grids or no electrical grid at all, and methods related thereto. The system may include one or more solar panels of various sizes to provide an off-grid power generation source, battery receivers for receiving batteries of various chemistries, and a control circuitry that is operable to detect the voltage and/or current output of the batteries that are installed in the system to determine their specific battery chemistry and then adjust the charge algorithm of the batteries to optimize both the charge capacity and the cycle life of the batteries.
Elevate Technologies Corporation

Adaptable recharging and lighting station and methods of using the same

The present invention includes self-contained, rechargeable power systems for areas having unreliable electrical grids or no electrical grid at all, and methods related thereto. The system may include one or more solar panels of various sizes to provide an off-grid power generation source, battery receivers for receiving batteries of various chemistries, and a control circuitry that is operable to detect the voltage and/or current output of the batteries that are installed in the system to determine their specific battery chemistry and then adjust the charge algorithm of the batteries to optimize both the charge capacity and the cycle life of the batteries.
Elevate Technologies Corporation

Return system for helmet rental kiosk

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the dispensing and collection of objects in urban environments. More particularly, the disclosure provides systems and methods for dispensing and collecting helmets.
Helmethub Corporation

Powered mounting clips for mounting decorative articles

Mounting clips (10, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800) removably engage to vertically disposed mounting surfaces, such as rain gutter downspouts. The mounting clips support hooks, arms, plates, decorations, and brackets for display of banners, flags, security lights, decorative lights, etc., on a downspout or other comparable mounting surface.
Gibbons Innovations, Inc.

Adaptable recharging and lighting station and methods of using the same

The present invention includes self-contained, rechargeable power systems for areas having unreliable electrical grids or no electrical grid at all, and methods related thereto. The system may include one or more solar panels of various sizes to provide an off-grid power generation source, battery receivers for receiving batteries of various chemistries, and a control circuitry that is operable to detect the voltage and/or current output of the batteries that are installed in the system to determine their specific battery chemistry and then adjust the charge algorithm of the batteries to optimize both the charge capacity and the cycle life of the batteries.
Elevate Technologies Corporation

Solar photovoltaic single axis tracker

An improved solar panel assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of sub-assemblies which are spaced from one another.
Magna International Inc.

Indoor hydroponics systems

An improved hydroponic apparatus is described. This improved hydroponic system uses renewable energy in containers made from recycled goods.

Device storage case and charger

An enclosed device storage case and charger may comprise a bottom portion with storage compartments configured to contain a plurality of devices, for example, point-of-view (pov) cameras and accessories. A top portion may serve as a lid while providing storage for items such as documents, electronic tablets or laptop computers, and accessories, for example.

Light harvesting array

The invention relates to a light harvesting array or dye comprising an acceptor linked to a donor, wherein at least one of the acceptor or the donor is an oligomeric unit comprising a first optionally substituted rylene linked via a linker group to a second optionally substituted rylene, the first optionally substituted rylene is linked to the acceptor or the donor and the second optionally substituted rylene is capable of energy transfer to at least one of the first optionally substituted rylene, the acceptor or the donor. The invention also relates to compounds which may be used as light harvesting arrays, methods for their manufacture, and devices and materials comprising the light harvesting array or dye, for example, chromophoric materials, light guides, photobioreactors, photoluminescent algae systems, photodetectors, photovoltaic devices and luminescent/fluorescent solar concentrators..
Flurosol Industries Pty Ltd.

Solar battery, manufacturing solar battery, manufacturing solar cell module, and solar cell module

The present invention provides a solar battery including a solar cell (100); a wiring substrate (200) having a wire (109, 110) to be electrically connected to an electrode (106, 107) provided in the solar cell (100); and an adhesive agent for adhering the solar cell (100) and the wiring substrate (200) to each other. The present invention also provides a method for manufacturing the solar battery, a method for manufacturing a solar cell module using the solar battery, and the solar cell module..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Receiver for use with a parabolic solar concentrator

A receiver for use with parabolic solar concentrators. The receiver consists of a heat conductive tube helically coiled into a hollow cone shape.
The University Of Western Ontario

I-v measurement system for photovoltaic modules

An apparatus for measuring electrical characteristics of solar panels (photovoltaic modules) wherein the apparatus measures current versus voltage (“i-v”) relationships for both illuminated (“light i-v”) and/or non-illuminated (“dark i-v”) conditions; optionally provides single, dual, or four-quadrant source/sink capability; and measures one or more devices under test (duts). The apparatus comprises one or more source measurement units (smus), wherein each smu is connected to one dut, and optionally includes a positive high-voltage programmable power supply and/or a negative high-voltage programmable power supply.
Atonometrics, Inc.

Solar panel mounting with bias element

A solar panel mounting system may include a solar panel mounting assembly for mounting to a support structure. The solar panel mounting assembly may include a restraining element, a retaining element and a biasing assembly that supports the restraining and retaining elements.

Solar panel installation and dimension compensating retention device

A solar panel mounting system may include a solar panel mounting assembly for mounting to a support structure. The solar panel mounting assembly may include a restraining element, a retaining element and a biasing assembly that supports the restraining and retaining elements.

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.
Radiance Solar, Llc

Concentrating solar power with glasshouses

A protective transparent enclosure, such as a greenhouse, encloses a concentrated solar power system having line-focus solar energy concentrators. The line-focus solar energy concentrators have a reflective front layer, a core layer, and a rear layer.
Glasspoint Solar, Inc.

Energy system

Storage of excess energy on a domestic or small scale as a result of input feeds from solar panels and like can be problematic. Furthermore ensuring such panels operate at best temperatures can be difficult by operating through a controller a heat pump and such panels or other sources of energy such as anaerobic digesters excess heat can be stored in a ground mass below the system for use in maintaining heating as well as operation of the panels at best temperatures..
Sasie Limited

Brightness equalized quantum dots

The present invention relates to brightness equalized quantum dots (qds). These quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals having tunable fluorescence brightness across a broad range of emission colors and excitation wavelengths, enabling equalization of the light output of an array of these dots.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

Cooling system for high performance solar concentrators

Techniques for cooling concentrating solar collector systems are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for cooling a photovoltaic cell includes a heat exchanger having a metal plate with a bend therein that positions a first surface of the metal plate at an angle of from about 100 degrees to about 150 degrees relative to a second surface of the metal plate, and a plurality of fins attached to a side of the metal plate opposite the first surface and the second surface; a vapor chamber extending along the first surface and the second surface of the metal plate, crossing the bend; and a cladding material between the vapor chamber and the heat exchanger, wherein the cladding material is configured to thermally couple the vapor chamber to the heat exchanger.
King Abdulaziz City For Science And Technology

Luminescent solar concentrator

Luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) comprising an aqueous microemulsion including at least one photoluminescent compound. Said luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) can be advantageously used in solar devices (i.e.
Eni S.p.a.

Solar tracker drive mount

A sun-tracking solar drive of a solar energy system can include mounting hardware supporting the solar drive with support components of the same type of that used for supporting other components of system. The support components can be in the form of pile driven members, which optionally can be connected together for sharing the loads associated with the solar drive.
Sunpower Corporation

Method for generating electricity from solar panels

A method for generating electricity from solar power to an air handling unit or an electrical system for a tractor/trailer, relying on a photovoltaic panels (1) dc disconnects (2,3); charge controller (4); batteries (5); air handling unit or an electrical system (7); electrical wires, and fuses. The photovoltaic panel(s) will generate electrical power that will provide sufficient power to run the air handling unit or an electrical system..
Green Solar Transportation Llc

Solar battery control apparatus

There is provided a solar battery control apparatus comprising: a solar battery in a vehicle; a vehicle speed detecting unit; a load circuit capable of be controlled to vary a generated current; and a control unit configured to perform mppt control while controlling the load circuit to vary the generated current, wherein the control unit varies the generated current within a range having a certain upper limit value upon the speed of the vehicle being detected to be greater than a predetermined speed. The predetermined speed is set to be less than a speed at which the generated current becomes unable to be varied to correspond to a change in an i-v output characteristic of the solar battery, and the certain upper limit value is set to be less than a value of short-circuiting current having been reduced according to the change..

Solar module cleaner

A solar module cleaner can be configured for cleaning reflective surfaces of solar concentrator reflectors. The cleaner can include at least one cleaning module having a cleaning surface extending in a curved configuration corresponding to a curvature of the solar concentrator reflector.

Solar power plant

The invention relates to a solar power plant having a plurality of solar panels arranged in a row and at least one holding element on which the solar panels are held one after the other. The solar panels can be displaced along the at least one holding element with engagement means from an extracted operating position into a retracted resting position..
Dhp Technology Gmbh

Solar concentrator with microreflectors

A solar concentrator for a solar panel that has a transparent substrate with photovoltaic cells arranged spaced apart in contact with the bottom of the substrate. Microreflectors arranged between the photovoltaic cells and in contact with the bottom of the substrate receive a portion of the sunlight incident upon the solar panel and direct the sunlight portion back through the substrate.
Corning Incorporated

Integrated system for the cultivation of algae or plants and the production of electric energy

An integrated system for the cultivation of algae or plants and the production of electric energy, comprising:—at least one luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) in which at least one photovoltaic cell (or solar cell) is positioned on at least one of its outer sides;—at least one cultivation area.. .
Eni S.p.a.

Solar roof tile

Photovoltaic solar panels are a know means of generate electricity from ultra-violet and solar power. Known problems associated with photovoltaic solar panels include poor efficiency and a short apparatus lifespan; alongside an inability to be easily integrated into architectural surroundings.
Solarmass Limited

Systems, methods and precision automation of manufacturing solar panels

Systems and methods for manufacturing solar panels are disclosed. Solar cells are placed on a conveyor that transports the cells from a start point to an end point.
Solarcity Corporation

System and precision automation of tab attachment for fabrications of solar panels

One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for attaching conductive tabs to photovoltaic structures. The apparatus includes a cassette configured to store a plurality of conductive tabs and a pick-and-place apparatus configured to obtain a conductive tab from the cassette and place the conductive tab at an edge of a photovoltaic structure.
Solarcity Corporation

Method and arrangement for utilizing solar energy, implementing and designing an arrangement for utilizing solar energy and computer program product

Prior art solar energy arrangements are typically structurally complex, have a limited concentration factor and temperature, and their dimensions are large. There is provided a solar energy arrangement and corresponding method for utilizing solar energy by directing sunrays or sunbeams with at least one solar concentrator towards at least one application, device or equipment utilizing solar energy, and a corresponding method, system and computer program product for implementing an arrangement for utilizing solar energy..
Solar Fire Concentration Oy

Solar panel junction boxes having integrated function modules

A connection box 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 to which the connection box is fixedly attached.. .
Tigo Energy, Inc.





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