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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


 Racking system for installing solar panels patent thumbnailRacking system for installing solar panels
A racking system is configured to install at least one photovoltaic panel on a rooftop. The racking system includes a plurality of rails.

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

Slide-on spring clip for installing solar panels and use

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

Horizontal balanced solar tracker

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

Solar-powered system

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

System and collecting solar energy with a stationary thermal storage device

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

Pre-assembled nesting photovoltaic module bracket for solar tracker

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

Photovoltaic module connector for solar tracker

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

Spring latch saddle connector for solar tracker

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

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

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

Universal lighting system

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

Modular strap mount for solar panels

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

Solar siding

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

Solar power manufacturing the same

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

Sun tracking solar energy collection system and assembly

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

Solar panel array

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

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

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

Coupling photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies for desalination

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

Cooling solar panels

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

Housing electrical components in a translucent wingsail

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

Solar battery system

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

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

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

Solar battery module and manufacturing method therefor

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

Snow removal solar panels

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

Silicone rubber foam brush

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

Power supply unit

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

Solar panel module

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

Solar tracker and related methods, devices, and systems

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

Photovoltaic mounting system for solar tracker array

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

Utility pole mounted solar panels and securing brackets

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

Power generating installation and structure thereof

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

Multivariable modulator controller for power generation facility

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

Disubstituted diaryloxybenzoheterodiazole compounds

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

Solar panel with optical light enhancement device

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

Luminescent solar concentrator comprising disubstituted benzoheterodiazole compounds

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

Thermal energy storage use with solar power generation systems

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

Solar power systems for module roof mounting

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

Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods

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

Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods

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

Building integrated photovoltaic roofing assemblies and associated systems and methods

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

Clamps for securing solar energy panels

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

Combination wind/solar dc power system

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

Pile cap with integrated bearing housing

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

Solar panel mounting system with adjustment features

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

Refractory solar selective coatings

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

Refractory solar selective coatings

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

System and controlling the power ratio of a solar concentrator array

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

Electricity generator having linearly deployed solar panels

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

Luminescent solar concentrators comprising semiconductor nanocrystals

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

Electric vehicle and equipment therefor

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

Tractor trailer refrigeration unit

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

Optical device

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

Blackbody thermal receiver for solar concentrators

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

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

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

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

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

Orienting device, solar tracking system and method therefor

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

Solar battery module

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

Containerized microgrid system and methods of use and distribution

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

Compound kohler solar concentrator with optional spectrum splitting photovoltaic apparatus

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

Method of making conducting ceramic glass with texture and smoothness

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

Method of annealing ceramic glass by laser

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

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

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

Solar array support methods and systems

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

Solar battery system for low temperature operation

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

Power supply module and smart wearable device

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

External secondary solar concentrator

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

Solar battery powered awning

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

Oscillation brake for solar tracking system

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

Wireless battery recharger and application

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

Solar tracker system

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

Solar battery module

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

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

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

Process for the impregnation of polymer substrates

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

Cable integrated solar inverter

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

Two-axis solar concentrator system

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

System and conveying an assembly

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

Dynamic damping system for solar trackers

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

Solar battery module

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

Array of unequally shaped solar panels

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

System and fabricating solar panels using busbarless photovoltaic structures

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

Portable cooling unit

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

Solar thermal collector

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

Solar module array pre-assembly method and apparatus

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

Parallel-connected solar panel array system with split inverter

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

Solar module array pre-assembly method and apparatus

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

Versatile flexible circuit interconnection for flexible solar cells

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

Solar powered cell phone charging device

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

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

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

Salt mixture

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

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

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

Method for using concentrated solar power

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

Cooling energy converting units

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

Method for fabricating flexible solar panel module

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

Interface for renewable energy system

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

Managing the outflow of a solar inverter

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

Integrated tracking drive and mount

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

Integrated solar absorption heat pump system

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

Azimuthal rotation mechanism for solar trackers

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

Solar concentration tower with external receiver

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

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

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

Solar tracker cleaning system and method

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

System for mounting solar panels

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

Method and system for applying electric fields to multiple solar panels

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

System and managing the power output of a photovoltaic cell

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

Solar panel module

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

Solar panel module

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

Flexible solar panel module

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

Solar panel module

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

Method for fabricating solar panel module

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

Methods and devices comprising solar power for water purification

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

Solar panel accelerated regeneration and/or prevention of defects in solar panels

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

Solar panel support devices and related solar panel support systems

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

Multiple-junction photovoltaic cell based on antimonide materials

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

Self-sealing mounting bracket for roof mounted structures

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

Solar battery module

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

Portable power supply unit

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

On-board solar battery module

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

Electrical power generation systems and methods regarding same

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

Solar power lighted audio fishing tackle box

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

Bearing assembly for solar trackers

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

Transportable ground station for an unmanned aerial vehicle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illuminating device having folding solar panels

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

Array powered solar tracking system

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

Mounting assemblies for solar panel using the same

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

Portable flexible solar powered recharging device

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

Solar cell module

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

System and cleaning surfaces

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

Solar module employing quantum luminescent lateral transfer concentrator

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

Low cost parabolic cylindrical trough for concentrated solar power

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

System and installing solar panels

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

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

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

Solar-powered single-compartment multi-purpose electrochemical reactor

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

Solar tracking system and a method thereof

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

Photovoltaic power generation systems and methods regarding same

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

Method for operating a photovoltaic system

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

Electrical grid solar energy harvesting system

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

System for laying out and installing a solar array

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

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

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

Solar tracking system for a solar panel

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

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

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

Dual-stage parabolic concentrator

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

System and using capacitors in wireless networks

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

Solar battery wireless load cell adapter

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

Solar receiver and process

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

Compactable power generation arrays

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

Smart dc grid and smart power outlet

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

Supporting structure for solar panels

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

Floating solar panel array with one-axis tracking system

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

Solar battery wireless inclinometer

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

Solar propelled aircraft structure and solar panels control method

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

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

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

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





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