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Photovoltaic concentrator assembly with optically active cover

United States Patent

January 21, 2014
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A photovoltaic concentrator assembly that includes a housing that defines an internal volume and includes a rim, wherein the rim defines an opening into the internal volume, a photovoltaic cell positioned in the internal volume, and an optical element that includes an optically active body and a flange extending outward from the body, wherein the flange is sealingly engaged with the rim of the housing to enclose the internal volume.
Plesniak; Adam P. (Huntington Beach, CA)
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
12/ 563,644
September 21, 2009
STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC36-07G017052 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government of the United States of America has certain rights in this invention.