The Patriot Light is a combination Flagpole Finial and Solar/LED Flag Light. This device was invented to showcase the unique Patent Pending Dome/Lens that effectively harvests low angle sunlight that heretofore would have been wasted. This new optical Dome/Lens increases solar performance by as much as 100% insuring that the Patriot Light is technologically feasible.
The typical solar cell is designed to capture overhead direct sunlight. Generally speaking, the low angle sunlight, (morning and evening) is much more difficult to harvest. Accordingly, the utilization of uniquely designed/engineered Fresnel Lens technology, (Patent Patending).
The Special Dome/Lens may be utilized in an infinite number of applications where increased performance is essential with rigid size/shape constraints limiting the solar cell configuration.
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Name: Bob Harshaw
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Patent status: pending