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1. WO2012060801 - PHOTOVOLTAIC AND THERMAL ENERGY SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2012/060801
Publication Date 10.05.2012
International Application No. PCT/US2010/002878
International Filing Date 01.11.2010
IPC
F24S 23/30 2018.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
23Arrangements for concentrating solar rays for solar heat collectors
30with lenses
CPC
F24S 23/74
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
23Arrangements for concentrating solar-rays for solar heat collectors
70with reflectors
74with trough-shaped or cylindro-parabolic reflective surfaces
F24S 30/425
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
30Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules
40for rotary movement
42with only one rotation axis
425Horizontal axis
H01L 31/0508
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and 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 peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
0504specially adapted for series or parallel connection of solar cells in a module
0508the interconnection means having a particular shape
H01L 31/0547
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and 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 peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
054Optical elements directly associated or integrated with the PV cell, e.g. light-reflecting means or light-concentrating means
0547comprising light concentrating means of the reflecting type, e.g. parabolic mirrors, concentrators using total internal reflection
H02S 40/44
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
40Components or accessories in combination with PV modules, not provided for in groups H02S10/00 - H02S30/00
40Thermal components
44Means to utilise heat energy, e.g. hybrid systems producing warm water and electricity at the same time
Y02B 10/10
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
10Integration of renewable energy sources in buildings
10Photovoltaic [PV]
Applicants
  • CROWELL & MORING LLP (AllExceptUS)
  • FALBEL, Gerald (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • FALBEL, Gerald
Agents
  • LINDSAY, Jonathan M.
Priority Data
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PHOTOVOLTAIC AND THERMAL ENERGY SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME D'ÉNERGIE PHOTOVOLTAÏQUE ET THERMIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
A combined diurnal tracking, concentrator, photovoltaic plus domestic hot water solar thermal system is mountable on flat roof industrial buildings or multi-unit apartment buildings for diurnal tracking, and on pitched roofs of single family residences. The systems are configured to reduce the number of solar cells required for given power output, and increased generated heat by a concentration of the sun's insolation on the solar cells. The increased heat is drawn off by anti-freeze fluid circulated in an aluminum extrusion attached to the solar cells and concentrator reflectors for the dual purpose of providing domestic hot water or space heating and maintaining the solar cells cool to enhance their efficiency.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un système solaire et thermique photovoltaïque et à eau chaude domestique à concentrateur à suivi diurne combiné, lequel système peut être monté sur des bâtiments industriels à toit plat ou des bâtiments à appartements à unités multiples pour un suivi diurne, et sur des toits en pente de résidences familiales individuelles. Les systèmes sont configurés de façon à réduire le nombre de cellules solaires requises pour une sortie de puissance donnée, et à produire une chaleur générée accrue par une concentration de l'insolation par le soleil sur les cellules solaires. La chaleur accrue est extraite par un fluide antigel circulant dans une extrusion en aluminium attachée aux cellules solaires et des réflecteurs à concentrateur dans le double but de fournir de l'eau chaude domestique ou un chauffage d'espace et de maintenir froides les cellules solaires afin d'améliorer leur rendement.
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