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1. (WO2010033859) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLAR ENERGY CAPTURE AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURING
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/033859    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/057567
Publication Date: 25.03.2010 International Filing Date: 18.09.2009
IPC:
F24J 2/08 (2006.01), H01L 31/042 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA [US/US]; 1111 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor Oakland, CA 94607 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
FORD, Joseph, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KARP, Jason, Harris [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
TREMBLAY, Eric [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HALLAS, Justin, Matthew [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: FORD, Joseph, E.; (US).
KARP, Jason, Harris; (US).
TREMBLAY, Eric; (US).
HALLAS, Justin, Matthew; (US)
Agent: PIENKOS, John, T.; Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1900 Milwaukee, WI 53202 (US)
Priority Data:
61/098,279 19.09.2008 US
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLAR ENERGY CAPTURE AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURING
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE CAPTURE D'ENERGIE SOLAIRE ET PROCEDE DE FABRICATION ASSOCIE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A system and method of capturing solar energy, and related method of manufacturing, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a first lens array having a plurality of lenses, and a first waveguide component adjacent to the lens array, where the waveguide component receives light, and where the waveguide component includes an array of prism/mirrored facets arranged along at least one surface of the waveguide component. The system further includes at least one photovoltaic cell positioned so as to receive at least a portion of the light that is directed out of the waveguide. A least some of the light passing into the waveguide component is restricted from leaving the waveguide component upon being reflected by at least one of the prism/mirrored facets, hereby the at least some light restricted from leaving the waveguide component is directed by the waveguide toward the at least one photovoltaic cell.
(FR)L'invention concerne un système et un procédé de capture d'énergie solaire, ainsi qu'un procédé de fabrication associé. Dans au moins un mode de réalisation, le système comprend un premier réseau de lentilles constitué d'une pluralité de lentilles et un premier composant guide d'ondes adjacent au réseau de lentilles, ce composant guide d'ondes recevant la lumière et comprenant un réseau de facettes de prisme/miroir disposées sur au moins une de ses surfaces. Le système selon l'invention comprend également au moins une cellule photovoltaïque placée de sorte à recevoir au moins une partie de la lumière sortant du guide d'ondes. Au moins une partie de la lumière traversant le composant guide d'ondes est empêché de quitter le composant guide d'ondes lorsqu'elle est réfléchie par au moins une des facettes de prisme/miroir, ladite partie de lumière au moins empêchée de quitter le composant guide d'ondes étant dirigée par le guide d'ondes vers ladite cellule photovoltaïque au moins.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, 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, PE, 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, SM, 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)