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1. (WO2008100637) A PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLY WITH ELONGATED PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND INTEGRATED INVOLUTE-BASED REFLECTORS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2008/100637    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/002176
Publication Date: 21.08.2008 International Filing Date: 19.02.2008
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    08.09.2008    
IPC:
H01L 31/0352 (2006.01), H01L 31/052 (2006.01)
Applicants: SOLYNDRA, INC. [US/US]; 47700 Kato Road, Fremont, CA 94538 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
BREZOCZKY, Thomas [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
GRONET, Chris, M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BULLER, Benyamin [IL/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: BREZOCZKY, Thomas; (US).
GRONET, Chris, M.; (US).
BULLER, Benyamin; (US)
Agent: LOVEJOY, Brett, A.; Jones Day, 222 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017-6702 (US).
HERMANN, Bettina et al; Jones Day, Prinzregentenstrasse 11, D-80538 Munich (US)
Priority Data:
60/901,946 16.02.2007 US
11/810,028 04.06.2007 US
Title (EN) A PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLY WITH ELONGATED PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES AND INTEGRATED INVOLUTE-BASED REFLECTORS
(FR) ENSEMBLE PHOTOVOLTAÏQUE À DISPOSITIFS PHOTOVOLTAÏQUES ALLONGÉS ET RÉFLECTEURS À DÉVELOPPANTE INTÉGRÉE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A photovoltaic assembly has elongated photovoltaic modules. The photovoltaic modules each have a substrate with a photovoltaic material disposed on the substrate. Each respective photovoltaic module lies in the concave structure of a corresponding concentrator assembly. The concentrator assemblies have surfaces made with reflective material that form such concave structures. The concentrator assemblies each transmit light to their corresponding photovoltaic module. The surfaces of each concentrator assembly are shaped at least in part as an involute of the surface of their corresponding photovoltaic modules, and do not exceed the height of the their corresponding module. A frame is provided having a first support and a second support, where the modules extend between the supports. The concentrator is mechanically attached to the frame. A substantial portion of light striking the concentrator is ultimately redirected to the modules without associated tracking and/or control devices.
(FR)L'invention concerne un ensemble photovoltaïque présentant des modules photovoltaïques allongés qui ont chacun un substrat sur lequel est posé un matériau photovoltaïque. Chaque module photovoltaïque repose dans une structure concave d'un ensemble concentrateur correspondant. Les ensembles concentrateurs présentent une surface à base de matériau réfléchissant formant de telles structures concaves. Les ensembles concentrateurs transmettent chacun la lumière vers leur module photovoltaïque correspondant. Les surfaces de chaque ensemble concentrateur sont formées, du moins en partie, comme une involution de la surface de leurs modules photovoltaïques correspondants, et n'excèdent pas la hauteur du module correspondant. Un cadre est fourni ayant un premier et un second support entre lesquels s'étendent lesdits modules. Le concentrateur est fixé mécaniquement au cadre. Une partie importante de la lumière frappant le concentrateur est en fin de compte réorientée vers le module sans les dispositifs de surveillance et/ou de commande associés.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, 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, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, 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)