Solar Generator with Two-Stage Optical Concentration Onto PV Cells

Case ID:
UA16-243
Invention:

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 addresses that demand by providing a high performance optical design that focuses light onto multi-junction PV cells, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing cost for the power generated.

 

Applications:

  • Small-to-medium scale solar power generation

 

Advantages:

  • Increased efficiency
  • Decreased cost of operation
  • Decreased cost of assembly
  • More robust sun-tracking
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Kennedy Nyairo
Sr. Licensing Manager, Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
knyairo@email.arizona.edu
Lead Inventor(s):
James Angel
Dmitry Reshidko
Brian Wheelwright
Nicholas Didato
Justin Hyatt
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