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Anderson Donald E: Solar energy conversion system. G T Schjeldahl Company, Haugen Orrin M, December 9, 1975: US3924604 (87 worldwide citation)

A solar energy concentrator system which includes a centrally disposed column supporting a solar receiver means, and having an array of pivotally mounted support pads disposed circumferentially therearound. Each of the support pads retains a plurality of pivotally mounted solar reflective elements w ...


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Paul B Mauer, Gene D Turechek: Fluorescent solar energy concentrator. Eastman Kodak Company, D R Arndt, April 17, 1979: US04149902 (76 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for concentrating radiant energy such as solar radiation, collected over a large area, to a smaller area for more efficient conversion of the radiant energy to a more useful form of energy. Fluorescent material in a thin film form is optically bonded by an adhesive or viscous, transparent ...


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Neil C Shoen: Solar energy concentrator and collector system and associated method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 25, 1996: US05529054 (56 worldwide citation)

A power generating system comprises a solar concentrator defining an effectively concave reflective surface on a surface of the earth for concentrating incoming solar energy. A solar collector is disposed in an underground chamber provided with an access opening. The solar collector receives solar e ...


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Robert J Dodge: Solar energy concentrator system. Pennwalt Corporation, February 23, 1982: US04316448 (55 worldwide citation)

Solar energy concentrator system employs structure permitting ready adjustability of flexible sheet concentrators to maximize solar radiation reflectability therefrom in accordance with seasonal posture of the sun. The invention utilizes structural components which represent various parameters of an ...


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Anthony W Finkl: Solar energy concentrator apparatus for bifacial photovoltaic cells. Baker & McKenzie, July 23, 1996: US05538563 (54 worldwide citation)

A solar energy concentrator apparatus which simultaneously focuses incident solar radiation upon both sides of a bifacial photovoltaic cell. The concentrator apparatus includes a corrugated-shaped reflector sheet and an open-grid support structure. Bifacial photovoltaic cells are held in place by th ...


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Edward A Fletcher: System for obtaining hydrogen and oxygen from water using solar energy. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, Burd Braddock & Bartz, October 11, 1977: US04053576 (49 worldwide citation)

A system for producing and separating hydrogen and oxygen from water in which water is pumped through a preferentially permeable walled vessel heated to a high temperature by a solar energy concentrator. The water dissociates at high temperatures. Lower molecular weight components, especially hydrog ...


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Roger H Appeldorn: Refracting solar energy concentrator and thin flexible Fresnel lens. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Buckingham, July 18, 1989: US04848319 (47 worldwide citation)

A solar energy concentrator including a thin flexible Fresnel lens for focusing incident solar radiation not normal to the lens onto a target area by refraction. The Fresnel lens is supported or suspended above the target area by a frame and folded along at least one line or region parallel to the r ...


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Andrew R Jones: Tracking solar energy concentrator. Westinghouse Electric, Edward L Levine, February 10, 1981: US04249514 (45 worldwide citation)

A solar energy concentrator including individually curved mirror slats arranged on a truss-type support structure to collectively form a substantially arcuate surface for concentration of incident radiation upon an elongated absorber. The reflector and absorber are fixed relative to one another by t ...


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Virgil Stark: Solar distillation apparatus. Kenyon & Kenyon, March 25, 1980: US04194949 (42 worldwide citation)

According to one aspect of the invention, a system is disclosed for substantially continuous distillation of water which comprises a plurality of parallel distillation units each comprising series of fluid and preferably also Fresnel-type lenses. Water to be distilled is preheated by circulating it ...


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Mark Davidson, Mario Rabinowitz: Mini-optics solar energy concentrator. September 2, 2003: US06612705 (42 worldwide citation)

This invention deals with the broad general concept for focussing light. A mini-optics tracking and focussing system is presented for solar power conversion that ranges from an individual's portable system to solar conversion of electrical power that can be used in large scale power plants for ...