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Rapid In-Situ Metrology of a Heliostat Field Using Starlight
This technology is a means of rapidly measuring the optical properties of each heliostat in a heliostat field using starlight. It is ideal for use with heliostats that can have their shape actively changed to maximize their light concentration effectiveness as they track the sun over the course of the day. Background: Heliostats are devices that track...
Published: 11/3/2021   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Ryker Eads
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Instrumentation and Methods for Optical Metrology of Heliostats
This technology offers a solution to the need to recognize and track the shape of adjustable and customizable heliostats. This problem is solved through a receiver fly eye lens, a metrology camera is able to quickly capture the beams of light coming through the array of apertures and determine their centroids and angles therefore determining the shape...
Published: 3/24/2021   |   Inventor(s): James Angel
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation
Solar Generator with Two-Stage Optical Concentration Onto PV Cells
This technology is a photovoltaic (PV) solar power generator that leverages optical design principles to obtain high power conversion performance and the robustness of operation at lower cost. Background: As competition continues to grow within the solar power market, more efficient and less costly solar power systems are in high demand. This technology...
Published: 4/29/2020   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Dmitry Reshidko, Brian Wheelwright, Nicholas Didato, Justin Hyatt
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Tandem Photovoltaic Module with Diffractive Spectral Separation
Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a design for a solar concentrating device that has a solar tracker and a diffractive grating as a part of the entrance window or glass for the sunlight to enter through. The technology is designed for use in conjunction with a solar cell for solar panels. The grating delivers specific diffracted...
Published: 4/29/2020   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Brian Wheelwright, Zachary Holman, Raymond Kostuk
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery
Blown Float Glass Lens Array and Method
This technology is a method for shaping glass that is used in silicon PV panels. The method involves a floating liquid glass that is used to form a flat sheet and is then blown to fit the curve of the shape. Sophisticated shaping control yields surfaces that may be used for a variety of solar panel applications, including concentrated photovoltaic systems...
Published: 12/18/2019   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Ryker Eads
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Dual-Axis Tracker Using Lightweight Spaceframe Structures
This technology is a dual-axis tracker that is used in combination with a dish reflector to be used within a heliostat. The technology uses an azimuth structure that allows free vertical motion up and down the rotation axis and a full rotational motion about the axis. Background: Heliostats are commonly used within renewable energy and solar products....
Published: 12/18/2019   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Ryker Eads, Matthew Rademacher, Nicholas Emerson
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Software Configurable Optical Test System (SCOTS)
Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a system for testing the figure and finish of optical surfaces or any other curved surface using a Shack-Hartmann type of method, wherein a pattern can be projected onto the surface and then its returned image can be analyzed. The patterns can be varied to optimize the returned information regarding...
Published: 11/20/2014   |   Inventor(s): Peng Su, James Burge, Robert Parks, James Angel
Keywords(s): aspheric surface, deflectometry, free from surface, Hartmann test, solar mirror
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Optical Fab / Metrology
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