Solar energy converter using optical concentration through a liquid

  • US 20030029497A1
  • Filed: 05/22/2002
  • Published: 02/13/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A solar energy converter comprising:

  • a dielectric liquid;

    one or more solar cells in contact with the dielectric liquid; and

    a panel container enclosing the dielectric liquid and one or more solar cells, the panel container having a substantially flat base on which said solar cells are supported so as to allow a front and back surface of each solar cell to contact said dielectric liquid, the container having a transparent lid and transparent side walls coupled to the base to allow sunlight into the panel container which is converted to electric energy.

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