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A Telescope for Mass Production at Low Cost
This technology is a new way to cost-effectively mass produce mirrors and optics for smaller (<30” aperture) telescopes. The mirrors are made using a rapid replication process and are equipped with coolers for active shape adjustment. It also employs an optical corrector near the focus to reduce atmospheric image blurring. This innovative manufacturing...
Published: 4/24/2024   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Joel Berkson, Richard Wortley
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Optical Fab / Metrology, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design
Actively Focused Heliostat with Mechanically Coupled Shape Change
This invention is a heliostat that has its toroidal reflector continuously altered through the day. A simple mechanical coupling is used to change the reflector shape over the course of the day. Dual-axis mounts were found to maximize capability. In this way, the heliostat realizes the highest possible concentration of sunlight. This model also reduces...
Published: 6/4/2024   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Matthew Rademacher
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy
Target Axis Heliostat with Mechanically Coupled Reflector Deformation
This technology utilizes a mechanical coupling system that changes the shape of the reflectors on the heliostat throughout the day. In doing so, the incoming light from the sun is always focused to a sharp image. This increases the temperature at the device’s receiver and allows for higher efficiency in converting the incoming solar energy to...
Published: 6/4/2024   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy
A Bifacial PV Module Hybridized with III-V PV Cells
This invention is a new type of hybrid PV module that overcomes previous deficiencies of light loss and prohibitively high manufacturing cost. It takes a complete manufactured bifacial PV module as its starting point, which has single-junction PV cells sealed between thin glass windows. This module serves not only to harvest the energy of diffuse light,...
Published: 6/6/2023   |   Inventor(s): James Angel, Nicholas Didato, Joel Berkson
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Renewable Energy > Solar/Photovoltaic
Solar Generator with Two-Stage Optical Concentration Onto PV Cells
University of Arizona researchers have developed 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...
Published: 4/3/2023   |   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
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: 4/3/2023   |   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: 4/3/2023   |   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