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1. (WO2006120475) CONCENTRATING SOLAR COLLECTOR
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/120475    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2006/001776
Publication Date: 16.11.2006 International Filing Date: 15.05.2006
IPC:
F24J 2/08 (2006.01), F24J 2/54 (2006.01), H01L 31/052 (2006.01)
Applicants: WHITFIELD SOLAR LTD [GB/GB]; Webbs Court, 8 Holmes Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire RG6 7BH (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
WEATHERBY, Clive, Keith [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
BENTLEY, Roger, William [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: WEATHERBY, Clive, Keith; (GB).
BENTLEY, Roger, William; (GB)
Agent: THOMPSON GRAY LLP; Sussex Innovation Centre, Science Park Square, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SB (GB)
Priority Data:
0509862.9 13.05.2005 GB
Title (EN) CONCENTRATING SOLAR COLLECTOR
(FR) CAPTEUR SOLAIRE DE CONCENTRATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A concentrating solar collector (1) comprises concentrating solar collector modules (2) mounted on a frame (3) . Each concentrating solar collector module (2) comprises a trough (4) with a lens sheet (5) over its open face. The troughs (4) each have a cross section that is substantially V shaped with a truncated (or flattened) base. The lens sheet (5) incorporates a linear array of ten lenses (6) in a row along its length. Each lens (6) of the lens sheet (5) is a circularly symmetric Fresnel lens. The concentrating solar collector modules (2) can each rotate about a rocking axis parallel to their length. The concentrating solar collector modules (2) can also rotate about a pitch axis substantially at their midpoints. This allows the lenses (6) to track the position of the sun in the sky.
(FR)L’invention concerne un capteur solaire de concentration (1) comprenant des modules de capteur solaire de concentration (2) montés sur un support (3). Chaque module de capteur solaire de concentration (2) comprend un creux (4) doté d’une feuille lenticulaire (5) sur sa face ouverte. Les creux (4) possèdent tous une section transversale sensiblement en forme de V avec une base tronquée (ou aplatie). La feuille lenticulaire (5) intègre un réseau linéaire de dix lentilles (6) en une rangée dans sa longueur. Chaque lentille (6) de la feuille (5) est une lentille de Fresnel symétrique et circulaire. Les modules (2) peuvent tous pivoter sur un axe de renvoi parallèle à leur longueur. Les modules (2) peuvent également pivoter sur un axe de tangage sensiblement en leur milieu. Les lentilles (6) peuvent ainsi suivre la course du soleil dans le ciel.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)