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Lowery James R: Panel for selectively absorbing solar thermal energy and the method of producing said panel. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the, Riggins Wayland H, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, November 18, 1975: US3920413 (44 worldwide citation)

A panel for selectively absorbing solar thermal energy comprising a metallic substrate, a layer of bright metallic material carried on the substrate, and a solar thermal energy absorbing coating carried on the bright metallic material. A layer of zinc is interposed between the metal substrate and th ...


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Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Manfred Boehmer, Peter Binner: Trough-type parabolic concentrator. Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft und Raumfahrt e V, Diller Ramik & Wight PC, October 12, 1999: US05964216 (38 worldwide citation)

A trough-type parabolic concentrator (1) for a solar thermal power plant comprises a reflector plate (3) bent in trough shape and a support structure (4) for supporting the reflector plate (3) and comprising a plurality of wooden segments (2) arranged in a row in the longitudinal direction of the tr ...


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Otto J M Smith: Solar thermal electric power plant. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 14, 1979: US04164123 (37 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal electric energy system utilizes a solar receptor having a double paned glass window with cooling liquid circulating therethrough. This serves as a window for a solar heat receptor cavity having a number of water or steam carrying tubes therein. A portion of the tubes operate at a tem ...


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Caplan Harry W: Curved paper panel reflective structure. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co, October 15, 1974: US3841738 (37 worldwide citation)

An inexpensive, lightweight reflective panel for solar-thermal collector modules of the type including a parabolic reflector for reflecting incident solar radiation onto a fluid carrying conduit positioned along the focal axis of the reflector. A rigid, waterproof, honeycomb panel formed from paper ...


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Douglas B Osborn, Robert L Pons: Solar power converter with pool boiling receiver and integral heat exchanger. Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, Edward J Radlo, Clifford L Sadler, Robert D Sanborn, June 22, 1982: US04335578 (32 worldwide citation)

A solar converter is disclosed which has particular applicability at the focal point of a parabolic concentrator. The converter absorbs solar thermal radiation in a cavity type receiver and transports the heat via a secondary fluid to a heat exchanger which contains a primary (i.e., working) fluid u ...


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John D Garrison: Integrated solar thermal energy collector system. John D Garrison, August 18, 1987: US04686961 (28 worldwide citation)

The solar thermal collector system of this invention consists of an evacuated glass solar collector, a heat storage system, and a tubular heat pipe system to transfer heat from the evacuated glass solar collector directly to the heat source system. The evacuated glass solar collector has substantial ...


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Robert Z Litwin: Molten salt receiver cooling system. The Boeing Company, Alston & BIrd, March 9, 2004: US06701711 (28 worldwide citation)

A flow of molten salt is provided through a solar-thermal heat exchange receiver. The receiver converts solar energy, reflected from heliostats, to thermal energy that is stored in molten salt. A vessel holds a store of molten salt for cooling the receiver upon a loss of flow. At the outlet of the r ...


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Albert Seidel, Dietmar Wolf: Solar-thermal power plant. Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, McGlew and Tuttle, September 18, 1979: US04167856 (27 worldwide citation)

A solar-thermal power plant, comprises an open air circuit wherein the eftive heat obtained from solar energy is supplied to the air current between a compressor and an expansion machine. The construction includes a solar heater which is exposed directly to solar radiation and which is traversed by ...


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Harry W Caplan: Lightweight reflective panels for solar-thermal power plants and methods of forming such panels. Thomas E Fisher, May 25, 1976: US03959056 (26 worldwide citation)

An inexpensive, lightweight reflective panel for solar-thermal collector modules of the type including a parabolic reflector for reflecting incident solar radiation onto a fluid carrying conduit positioned along the focal axis of the reflector. A rigid, waterproof, honeycomb panel formed from paper ...


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James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Fletcher, Charles G Miller, Jens G Pohl: Portable, linear-focused solar thermal energy collecting system. Monte F Mott, Wilfred Grifka, John R Manning, October 4, 1977: US04051834 (26 worldwide citation)

A solar heat collection system is provided by utilizing a line-focusing device that is effectively a cylindrically curved concentrator within a protected environment formed by a transparent inflatable casing. A target, such as a fluid or gas carrying conduit is positioned within or near the casing c ...