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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING SOLAR ENERGY

United States Patent Application

20170012155
A1
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An apparatus for generating electricity from solar radiation having a solar spectrum is provided. The apparatus includes a photovoltaic mirror comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells, the photovoltaic mirror configured to separate the solar spectrum, absorb a first portion of the solar spectrum, and concentrate a second portion of the solar spectrum at a focus. The apparatus also includes an energy collector spaced from the photo-voltaic mirror and positioned at the focus, the energy collector configured for capturing the second portion of the solar spectrum.
Holman, Zachary C. (Phoenix, AZ), Angel, Roger (Tucsoon, AZ), Wheelwright, Brian (Tucson, AZ)
15/ 116,442
February 3, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000474 awarded by U. S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.