A miniature building-integrated spherical collector PV system

A. Kribus, J. Appelbaum, M. Arenson, G. Grossman, I. G. Capeluto, A. Kudish, F. Martelli, T. Caselli

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Abstract

Stationary solar reflectors shaped as a sphere or a circular cylinder can exploit their inherent symmetry to track the sun by moving the target rather than the reflector. This permits integration of the collector within a stationary building envelope, and can lead to a significant reduction in the cost and in the complexity of the collector relative to fully tracking concentrating collectors. A secondary reflector is used to eliminate the spherical aberration. A Photovoltaic receiver is used to provide both electricity and thermal energy (Combined Heat and Power- CHP). This paper presents the principles of the Building Integrated Spherical Collector (BISC) and describes the demonstration unit that is now under construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Solar World Congress 2005
Subtitle of host publicationBringing Water to the World, Including Proceedings of 34th ASES Annual Conference and Proceedings of 30th National Passive Solar Conference
Pages1351-1354
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
EventSolar World Congress 2005: Bringing Water to the World, Including 34th ASES Annual Conference and 30th National Passive Solar Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Aug 200512 Aug 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Solar World Congress 2005: Bringing Water to the World, Including Proceedings of 34th ASES Annual Conference and Proceedings of 30th National Passive Solar Conference
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceSolar World Congress 2005: Bringing Water to the World, Including 34th ASES Annual Conference and 30th National Passive Solar Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period6/08/0512/08/05

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