Conversion Of Solar Energy To Electrical And/or Heat Energy

  • Published: Jul 17, 2008
  • Earliest Priority: Jan 08 2007
  • Family: 24
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A parabolic primary mirror (10) has a concave specular surface (12) that is constructed and positioned to receive solar energy and focus it towards a focal point. A secondary mirror (14) having a convex specular surface (16) is constructed and positioned to receive focused solar energy from the primary mirror and focus it onto an annular receiver (18). The annular receiver (18) may include an annular array of optical elements (100) constructed to receive solar energy from the secondary specular surface (14) and focus it onto a ring of discreet areas. A ring of solar-toelectrical conversion units are positioned on the ring of discreet areas. A sun sensor that allows accurate solar tracking to keep mirror system aligned with the sun.

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  • Publication: Jul 17, 2008
  • Application: Jan 7, 2008
    WO US 2008/0050392 W
  • Priority: Jan 8, 2007
    US US 65073907 A

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