Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar (HGS) arrays for the commercial, industrial, government and utility markets, says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the company two patents that cover key aspects of its HGS architecture.
The new patents follow the initial omnibus patent received in May under the USPTO's Green Technology Pilot Program. The first of the new patents (US 7,820,906), also approved through the Green Technology Pilot Program, covers the HGS system's unique panel design and includes innovations in thermal management and mounting systems that keep the cells cool, a key challenge for concentrated solar technologies, and allows for rapid installation, the company says.
The second patent (US 7,825,327), approved through the traditional USPTO channels, covers the solar collector and includes innovation embedded in multiple-trough reflector systems that enables high collection efficiency, Skyline Solar adds.
SOURCE: Skyline Solar