Patent Number: 8,065,877

Title: Solar energy converting device and power supply system including the same

Abstract: A solar energy converting device includes a frame, a container, a thermal expansion member, a connecting rod, an inductor and magnetic members. The frame defines an opening. The container is positioned on an inner surface of the frame and positioned adjacent to the opening. The container defines a thermally sealed void space filled with an inert gas. The thermal expansion member is positioned on the container and partially surrounded by the container. The connecting rod has an end connected to the thermal expansion member. The magnetic members are positioned on the inner surface of the frame and configured for generating a magnetic field. The inductor coils around the connecting rod and is positioned among the magnetic members. The inductor is configured for being driven by the thermal expansion member to move back and forth in the magnetic field so as to generate a voltage.

Inventors: Chen; Ga-Lane (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F03G 7/06 (20060101); H02K 35/02 (20060101); H02N 10/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-11-29 0:00:00