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Mark J O Neill: Solar thermal receiver. Entech, Harold E Meier, January 19, 1988: US04719904 (14 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal energy collector includes a thermal receiver for receiving thermal energy from incident solar radiation and converting that energy, with minimum heat loss, into thermal energy transferred to and carried by a thermal fluid in a copper conductor. The copper tube is placed within a lowe ...


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Reiter Friedrich: A method of storing thermal energy and an apparatus for collecting and storing thermal energy.. Euratom, October 31, 1979: EP0005009-A1 (14 worldwide citation)

Method of storing thermal energy and apparatus for collecting and storing it, particularly solar energy. The method makes use of a mixture of two chemical salts which above a transformation temperature combine endothermically to yield a mixture of two different salts, which different salts combine e ...


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Elazari Ami: Combined solar thermal power generation and a power station therefor. Tou Millennium Electric, Elazari Ami, GE EHRLICH, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/114248 (14 worldwide citation)

A power generation apparatus comprising: a photovoltaic power generation unit; a coolant system for the photovoltaic power generation unit, configured to provide coolant over the photovoltaic power generation unit and to extract coolant after use; and a turbine power generation unit, configured for ...


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Alfred Ells Austin: Silicon electrodeposition. Battelle Development Corporation, Kenneth R Warburton, November 9, 1976: US03990953 (13 worldwide citation)

Elemental silicon of utility as a corrosion resistant coating, as an absorber in a solar thermal conversion system, etc. is provided by nonaqueous electrolytic deposition thereof on a cathode body through electrolytic reduction of a silicon halide or haloid silane compound as a solute in a liquid ap ...


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Georg Oplatka: Solar thermal power plant. BBC Brown Boveri & Company, Werner W Kleeman, August 30, 1983: US04400946 (13 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal power plant containing a heliostat field and a collector system mounted upon a tower or column, the radiation receivers of the collector system being structured to be elongate, preferably circular ring sector-shaped and extending over part of the circumference of the crown or top of ...


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Hermann Frank Müller: Method and apparatus for supplying solar energy for operation of a vehicle. R W Becker, R W Becker & Associates, April 30, 2002: US06380481 (13 worldwide citation)

A tractor and trailer combination, the trailer having a cover for covering a load support surface thereof and a frame assembly is provided which includes a roller and a plurality of solar cell lengths for extending along the cover, the solar cell lengths being movably connected to one another for ro ...


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Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Robert Pitz Paal, Peter Rietbrock, Manfred Boehmer: Solar receiver. Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft und Raumfahrt e V, Diller Ramik & Wight PC, December 21, 1999: US06003508 (12 worldwide citation)

A solar receiver (1) for a solar-thermal power plant, comprising a receiver surface (2) facing towards the concentrated incident solar radiation (8) and including a plurality of mutually spaced absorber bodies (3), is provided with gas channels arranged between the absorber bodies (3) for supplying ...


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Berzin Isaac, Bue Erik C: Structures and apparatuses including photovoltaic cells. Greenfuel Technologies Corporation, Berzin Isaac, Bue Erik C, POMIANEK Michael J, October 27, 2005: WO/2005/101525 (12 worldwide citation)

Certain aspects of the present invention involve combining one or more photovoltaic cells, or films or panels containing such cells, with apparatuses and structures designed to contain, shield, and/or enclose one or more photosynthetic organisms and/or with apparatuses or structures comprising a sol ...


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Thomas Kuckelkorn, Wolfgang Graf: Radiation-selective absorber coating with an adherent oxide layer and method of making same. Schott, Michael J Striker, September 14, 2010: US07793653 (11 worldwide citation)

The absorber pipe for solar thermal applications consists of a metal pipe and a radiation-selective absorber coating applied to the outer surface of the metal pipe. The radiation-selective absorber coating consists of, in sequence from the outer surface toward an exterior: a diffusion barrier layer, ...


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James M Shoji: Solar thermal propulsion unit. Rockwell International Corporation, H Fredrick Hamman, Harry B Field, David C Faulkner, November 1, 1988: US04781018 (11 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a space vehicle 10 in which solar radiation is utilized to generate thrust by virtue of a solar thermal propulsion unit 12. The propulsion unit comprises basically reaction engines 14 including a DeLaval nozzle 22, heating chamber 26, solar window 28 and inflatable parabolo ...



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