03976508 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 12 patents.

Tubular solar cells are provided which can be coupled together in series and parallel arrays to form an integrated structure. Solar energy concentrators are combined with the solar cells to maximize their power output. The solar cells may be cooled by circulating a heat exchange fluid through the interior of the solar cells and the heat captured by such fluid may be utilized, for example, to provide hot water for a heating system. The coolant circulating system of the solar cells also may be integrated with a solar thermal device so as to form a two-stage heating system, whereby the coolant is preheated as it cools the solar cells and then is heated further by the solar thermal device.

Title
Tubular solar cell devices
Application Number
5/519920
Publication Number
3976508
Application Date
November 1, 1974
Publication Date
August 24, 1976
Inventor
Abraham I Mlavsky
Lincoln
MA, US
Agent
Schiller & Pandiscio
Assignee
Mobil Tyco Solar Energy Corporation
MA, US
IPC
H01L 27/14
F24J 3/02
H01L 31/00
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