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Gelders Raymondus Hubertus Jos, Billings Colman, Boettger Willem Otto Julius, Lepelaar Mark: Cover system for arranging on a surface one or more solar elements such as solar panels and/or solar thermal collectors. Cooeperatief Advies En Onderzo, September 13, 2000: EP1035591-A1 (23 worldwide citation)

Cover system for arrangement on a surface for example a building, said system for providing cover and supporting elements such as solar panels, solar thermal collectors and roofing tiles, the system comprising: a first side suitable as an inner wall or ceiling surface of the building; a second side, ...


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Caplan Harry W: Solar-thermal power system employing adjustable curvature reflective panels and method of adjusting reflective panel curvature. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co, September 23, 1975: US3906927 (22 worldwide citation)

Reflective panels for solar-thermal power systems are supported by an adjustable mounting system capable of deforming the panels to fine-tune their focus on a collector. The panels are formed from strips and sheets of paper adhered together to define a relatively rigid honeycomb support which carrie ...


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Miles M Maiden: Hyperfocal tracking solar thermal collector. Daniel H Kane, October 19, 1993: US05253637 (22 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal collector incorporates an extended reflector surface constructed to concentrate radiation from a radiation source along a focal line. The reflector surface is oriented in a generally upward facing direction relative to the earth with the focal line above the reflector surface. A trac ...


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James R Stuart: Spacecraft designs for satellite communication system. Calling Communications Corporation, Anglin & Giaccherini, February 7, 1995: US05386953 (22 worldwide citation)

A series of spacecraft designs (10, 26 & 34) for a Satellite Communication System is disclosed. One of the preferred embodiments of the invention called "Domesat" (10) includes a hemispherical, high-gain, electronically-steered antenna array (12) that is always pointed toward the Earth (E). Hexagona ...


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Terence C Honikman: Freeze protection for solar heating systems. Allen K Cooper, Frederick E Mueller, January 9, 1979: US04133338 (21 worldwide citation)

Redundant freeze protection having primary and secondary protection modes is provided for a solar heating system, such as a solar water heating system, of the kind whose normal operation involves circulation of a heat transport liquid through a solar collector and a solar energy storage tank to stor ...


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Mark Joseph O Neill: Inflatable fresnel lens solar concentrator for space power. Entech, Sankey & Luck L, August 29, 2000: US06111190 (20 worldwide citation)

A novel, high-efficiency, extremely light-weight, inflatable refractive solar concentrator for space power is described. It consists of a flexible Fresnel lens, flexible sides, and a back surface, together enclosing a volume of space which can be filled with low pressure gas to deploy the concentrat ...


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Karl W Baker, Miles O Dustin: Solar thermal energy receiver. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, James A Mackin, Gene E Shook, Guy M Miller, May 19, 1992: US05113659 (20 worldwide citation)

A plurality of heat pipes in a shell receive concentrated solar energy and transfer the energy to a heat activated system. To provide for even distribution of the energy despite uneven impingement of solar energy on the heat pipes, absence of solar energy at times, or failure of one or more heat pip ...


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Takeshi Sakamoto, Shunichi Anzai, Nariyoshi Kobayashi: Solar thermal electric systems. Agency of Industrial Science & Technology, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, October 23, 1979: US04171617 (19 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal electric power system, in which a solar collector, a heat storage vessel filled with a thermal storage material adapted to effect a phase change between solid and liquid internally, a turbine, a condenser, a condensate storage tank, a feed water pump are connected in a closed loop by ...


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Mark Joseph Skowronski, Ronald Farris Kincaid: Method and system integrating solar heat into a regenerative rankine steam cycle. Markon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 5, 2010: US07640746 (18 worldwide citation)

A method to integrate collected solar thermal energy into the feedwater system of a Rankine cycle power plant is disclosed. This novelty uses a closed loop, single phase fluid system to collect both the solar heat and to provide the heat input into the feedwater stream of a regenerative Rankine cycl ...


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Leopold A Hein, William N Myers: Solar heating and cooking apparatus. L D Wooford Jr, George J Porter, John R Manning, April 19, 1977: US04018212 (18 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a solar appliance apparatus for utilizing solar thermal radiation to supply heat to a heating and cooking surface. The apparatus includes a housing permanently stationed inside a residential structure and the like. The housing contains a heat transfer medium and a radiation ...



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