US 11,658,609 B2
Photovoltaic renewable energy system
Abron Arrington, Denver, CO (US)
Filed by Abron Arrington, Denver, CO (US)
Filed on Oct. 16, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/72,426.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/077,257, filed on Sep. 11, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0085755 A1, Mar. 17, 2022
Int. Cl. H02S 40/22 (2014.01); H02S 40/38 (2014.01); F21K 9/68 (2016.01); F21L 4/02 (2006.01); F21L 4/08 (2006.01); H02N 11/00 (2006.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01)
CPC H02S 40/22 (2014.12) [F21K 9/68 (2016.08); F21L 4/027 (2013.01); F21L 4/085 (2013.01); H02N 11/008 (2013.01); H02S 40/38 (2014.12); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A photovoltaic renewable energy system comprising:
a) a light source that produces light;
b) an energy converter comprising;
i) a pair of planar photovoltaic cells configured at a diverging angle to each other to produce a light inlet and a tapering light channel between the pair of planar photovoltaic cells, wherein the pair of planar photovoltaic cells are configured to receive the light from the light source to produce electricity;
ii) a battery configured to receive said electricity from the photovoltaic cells to charge said battery;
c) an inlet prism configured between the light source and the light inlet to the pair of planar photovoltaic cells, wherein the inlet prism directs light from the light source into the light inlet;
wherein the inlet prism is triangular in cross-sectional shape having a base that spans over the inlet;
wherein the base of the inlet prism is a planar surface extending over the light inlet and wherein the light emitted from the base is directed directly down and
d) a cell prism that is triangular in cross-sectional shape having three planar surfaces and tapering within the tapering light channel, wherein the cell prism is configured between the two planar photovoltaic cells and configured to receive light from the inlet prism and direct light into the planar photovoltaic cells;
wherein one of the planar surfaces of the cell prism extends along the light inlet and is configured to receive light directed out from the planar surface of the base of the inlet prism; and
wherein the cell prism is configured to direct light at an orthogonal angle to the planar photovoltaic cells.