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John E Pierce: Solar energy power system. James J Brown, April 26, 1988: US04739620 (54 worldwide citation)

A power system for use in converting solar energy into useful and stored energy available as output power capable of operating diverse types of power-driven units, such as electric generators, air conditioners, etc. The power system includes solar heat collector means, motor means a compressor syste ...


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Thomas Edward Hayes: Method and apparatus for storing a medium heated by solar energy. Johnson Service Company, Johnson Dienner Emrich & Wagner, January 13, 1976: US03931806 (51 worldwide citation)

A heating system has means for directing heat only to a portion of a medium for storing heat which portion is at a temperature below that to which heating means then heats the medium. The system then functions to store heat in the medium during periods of less-than-maximum heating of the medium with ...


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Robert E Eckels: Building with passive solar energy conditioning. Richard D Law, October 10, 1978: US04119084 (50 worldwide citation)

A structure or building with a solar energy collecting system in an upright wall, arranged to face the sun, has a heat storage unit adjacent the wall for storing heat absorbed by the collecting system in sunlight, and for releasing the heat to the interior of the building in the absence of sunlight ...


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Robert G Reines: Solar heated building. Henry Heyman, April 13, 1976: US03949732 (49 worldwide citation)

A solar heated building of generally hemispherical shape which supports on its surface solar heat collectors. The solar heat collectors are in the shape of spherical sectors and cover an arcuate area defined by the receipt of usable solar heat energy; consideration being given to the diurnal and sea ...


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Stanley W Moore: Structurally integrated steel solar collector. The United States of America represented by the United States Energy Research and Development Administration, Dean E Carlson, Jerome B Rockwood, March 8, 1977: US04010733 (44 worldwide citation)

Herein is disclosed a flat plate solar heat collector unit. The solar collector is integrated as a structural unit so that the collector also functions as the building roof. The functions of efficient heat collection, liquid coolant flow passages, roof structural support and building insulation are ...


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DeWitt C Maine: Solar heat collector. Maineline Sales Co, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, November 8, 1977: US04057048 (42 worldwide citation)

A solar heat-collecting structure comprises a series of interconnected transparent lenses forming a dome-shaped roof for receiving direct solar radiation and for transmitting such radiation through the lenses into the enclosure formed thereby and focusing it on a shallow tray of water forming a floo ...


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Hoy R Bohanon: Heat transfer system particularly applicable to solar heating installations. Acme Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation, Staas & Halsey, December 6, 1977: US04061131 (38 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a heat transfer system particularly applicable to solar heating installations and consisting of an evaporator located near the heat source which may be a solar heat collector panel and a condenser that is located at an elevation lower than that of the evaporator and ...


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Daniel J Lightfoot: Solar heat collector module. Rudolph L Lowell, January 18, 1977: US04003366 (38 worldwide citation)

A solar heat system is comprised of a panel or bank of heat collector modules each of which has a fluid-carrying tube of an elongated triangular shape in transverse cross section formed with longitudinally extended inwardly projected heat radiating fins. A tube is mounted within a concavo-convex ref ...


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Max F Taylor: Solar heating system. Wheeler Morsell House & Fuller, April 12, 1977: US04016861 (37 worldwide citation)

A solar heat collector is formed by a unitary top plate having spaced apart downwardly extending tabs, a unitary bottom plate having spaced apart upwardly extending tabs, a frame holding the plates together in spaced apart relationship with the tabs intermeshed, and a backing plate held in the frame ...



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