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1. (WO1979000140) SOLAR PANEL UNIT
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Pub. No.: WO/1979/000140 International Application No.: PCT/US1978/000078
Publication Date: 22.03.1979 International Filing Date: 11.09.1978
IPC:
H01L 23/38 (2006.01) ,H01L 31/052 (2006.01) ,H01L 31/058 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
L
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
23
Details of semiconductor or other solid state devices
34
Arrangements for cooling, heating, ventilating or temperature compensation
38
Cooling arrangements using the Peltier effect
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
L
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31
Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04
adapted as conversion devices
042
including a panel or array of photoelectric cells, e.g. solar cells
052
with cooling, light-reflecting or light- concentrating means
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
L
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31
Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04
adapted as conversion devices
042
including a panel or array of photoelectric cells, e.g. solar cells
058
including means to utilise heat energy, e.g. hybrid systems, or a supplementary source of electric energy
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Priority Data:
83196209.09.1977US
Title (EN) SOLAR PANEL UNIT
(FR) UNITE DE PANNEAU SOLAIRE
Abstract:
(EN) The elements of the solar panel are arranged generally in parallel planes that, starting from the top, include a transparent sheet (5), a plurality of converging lenses (6), a plurality of solar cells (7) arranged in electrical series respectively aligned with the converging lenses (6), an electrically insulating support plate (8) that together with the sides (4) of the solar unit and the top sheet (5) form a vacuum chamber for the lenses (6) and solar cells (7) to reduce heat transfer by convection and conduction upwardly from the solar cells (7), a thermopile (11), a heat sink plate (15) receiving heat from the thermopile (11), heat transfer fins (16) receiving heat from the heat sink plate (15), a serpentine conduit (17) in heat exchange with the heat fins (16), thermal insulation (23), and a bottom plate (3) that is connected to the side walls (4). Two-side walls (4, 4") contain mating couplings (23, 24, 21) for each of the conduit (17), thermopile (11), and photoelectric cells (7) so that two adjacent panels may be interconnected with such couplings (23, 24, 21) to provide fluid connection and electrical connection between the adjacent panels.
(FR) Les elements du panneau solaire sont, d"une maniere generale, disposes en plans paralleles et consistent, en commencant par le haut, en une feuille transparente (5), une pluralite de lentilles convergentes (6), une pluralite de cellules solaires (7) disposees electriquement en serie et alignees par rapport aux lentilles convergentes (6), une plaque de support electriquement isolante (8) qui, avec les cotes (4) de l"unite solaire et la feuille superieure (5), forment une chambre isolante pour les lentilles (6) et les cellules solaires (7) de maniere a reduire le transfert de chaleur par convection et conduction vers le haut a partir des cellules solaires (7), une thermopile (11), une plaque de recuperation de chaleur (15) recevant la chaleur de la thermopile (11), des ailettes de transfert de chaleur (16) recevant la chaleur de la plaque de recuperation de chaleur (15), un serpentin (17) pour le transfert de chaleur avec les ailettes (16), une isolation thermique (23), et une plaque de fond (3) reliee aux parois laterales (4). Deux parois laterales (4, 4") comprennent des dispositifs d"accouplement (23, 24, 21) pour le serpentin (17), la thermopile (11) et les cellules photoelectriques (7) de sorte que deux panneaux adjacents peuvent etre connectes l"un a l"autre par de tels accouplements (23, 24, 21) pour etablir la communication hydraulique et la connexion electrique entre les panneaux adjacents.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)