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1. (WO2009139896) CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANEL
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/139896    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/003022
Publication Date: 19.11.2009 International Filing Date: 15.05.2009
IPC:
H01L 31/052 (2006.01)
Applicants: SOLIANT ENERGY, INC. [US/US]; 717 South Myrtle Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
CASHION, Steven, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BOWSER, Michael, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
FARRELLY, Mark, B. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HINES, Braden, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HOLMES, Howard, C. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
JOHNSON, Richard, L., Jr. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
RUSSELL, Richard, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
TURK, Michael, F. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: CASHION, Steven, A.; (US).
BOWSER, Michael, R.; (US).
FARRELLY, Mark, B.; (US).
HINES, Braden, E.; (US).
HOLMES, Howard, C.; (US).
JOHNSON, Richard, L., Jr.; (US).
RUSSELL, Richard, J.; (US).
TURK, Michael, F.; (US)
Agent: PARINS, Paul, J.; Kagan Binder, PLLC Suite 200, Maple Island Building 221 Main Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (US)
Priority Data:
61/128,009 16.05.2008 US
61/131,178 06.06.2008 US
61/209,526 06.03.2009 US
Title (EN) CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANEL
(FR) PANNEAU SOLAIRE PHOTOVOLTAÏQUE À CONCENTRATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present invention relates to photovoltaic power systems, photovoltaic concentrator modules, and related methods. In particular, the present invention features concentrator modules having interior points of attachment for an articulating mechanism and/or an articulating mechanism that has a unique arrangement of chassis members so as to isolate bending, etc. from being transferred among the chassis members. The present invention also features adjustable solar panel mounting features and/or mounting features with two or more degrees of freedom. The present invention also features a mechanical fastener for secondary optics in a concentrator module.
(FR)L'invention concerne des systèmes de production d'énergie photovoltaïque, des modules de concentration photovoltaïques et des procédés associés. L'invention se rapporte, en particulier, à des modules de concentration munis de points de fixation internes qui permettent d'attacher un mécanisme d'articulation et/ou munis d'un mécanisme d'articulation possédant un agencement unique d'éléments de châssis permettant d'isoler les éléments de châssis et d'empêcher qu'une flexion, par exemple, ne soit transférée d'un élément de châssis à un autre. L'invention porte aussi sur des éléments de fixation de panneau solaire et/ou sur des éléments de fixation possédant au moins deux degrés de liberté. L'invention concerne également une attache mécanique destinée à l'optique secondaire d'un module de concentration.
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, ST, 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, MK, 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)