Development of the SEA Corporation Powergrid{trademark} photovoltaic concentrator

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This report covers the three phase effort to bring the SEA Corporation`s Powergrid{trademark} from the concept stage to pilot production. The three phases of this contract covered component development, prototype module development, and pilot line production. The Powergrid is a photovoltaic concentrator that generates direct current electricity directly from sunlight using a linear Fresnel lens. Analysis has shown that the Powergrid has the potential to be very low cost in volume production. Before the start of the project, only proof of concept demonstrations of the components had been completed. During the project, SEA Corporation developed a low cost extruded Fresnel ... continued below

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Kaminar, N.; Curchod, D.; Daroczi, S.; Walpert, M.; Sahagian, J. & Pepper, J. March 1998.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This report covers the three phase effort to bring the SEA Corporation`s Powergrid{trademark} from the concept stage to pilot production. The three phases of this contract covered component development, prototype module development, and pilot line production. The Powergrid is a photovoltaic concentrator that generates direct current electricity directly from sunlight using a linear Fresnel lens. Analysis has shown that the Powergrid has the potential to be very low cost in volume production. Before the start of the project, only proof of concept demonstrations of the components had been completed. During the project, SEA Corporation developed a low cost extruded Fresnel lens, a low cost receiver assembly using one sun type cells, a low cost plastic module housing, a single axis tracking system and frame structure, and pilot production equipment and techniques. In addition, an 800 kW/yr pilot production rate was demonstrated and two 40 kW systems were manufactured and installed.

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  • Other: DE98004403
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0208
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/654068 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654068
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702024

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Kaminar, N.; Curchod, D.; Daroczi, S.; Walpert, M.; Sahagian, J. & Pepper, J. Development of the SEA Corporation Powergrid{trademark} photovoltaic concentrator, report, March 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702024/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.