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Lovegrove Keith Malcolm, Coventry Joseph Sydney, Brunswick Robert, Burgess Gregory John, Joe Wie Shuen, Preston Jessica Neeta, Pye John Downing: Improvements to solar thermal collectors. Wizard Power, Lovegrove Keith Malcolm, Coventry Joseph Sydney, Brunswick Robert, Burgess Gregory John, Joe Wie Shuen, Preston Jessica Neeta, Pye John Downing, Martin Michael A E, December 10, 2009: WO/2009/146511 (11 worldwide citation)

A dish structure (10) has a virtual front surface, the front surface having a periphery, and a plurality of spaced apart non overlapping elongate front beams (16), each of which extends between two points on the periphery. Each front beam (16) has at least one mounting area (20) for receiving a refl ...


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John O Le, Christopher M Le, Thomas T Le: Hybrid solar thermal chimney. Mark Manley, October 26, 2010: US07821151 (10 worldwide citation)

A solar power arrangement for converting solar energy into electricity comprising; a solar chimney, the chimney having a flared base spaced from the ground the chimney including a transparent surface to allow solar energy to heat air within the solar chimney. A first air turbine drives a first gener ...


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Robert W G MacDonald: Roofing systems. Solar Thermal Consultants, Cushman Darby & Cushman, December 16, 1980: US04238912 (10 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a modular roofing system having a plurality of tray modules wherein each module is capable of accommodating one or more solar collectors. Each adjacent or adjacent groups of modules are connected to each other and there is provided support means for supporting the plurality ...


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Mithra M K V Sankrithi: Inflatable heliostatic solar power collector. RIC Enterprises, August 16, 2011: US07997264 (9 worldwide citation)

Increased utilization of solar power is highly desirable as solar power is a readily available renewable resource with power potential far exceeding total global needs; and as solar power does not contribute to pollutants associated with fossil fuel power, such as unburned hydrocarbons, NOx and carb ...


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Mark J O Neill: Solar energy collector having an improved thermal receiver. Entech, Harold E Meier, June 16, 1987: US04672949 (9 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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Trevor P Woodman, Albert Fischer: Spectrally selective surfaces and method of fabricating the same. Trevor P Woodman, Albert Fischer, Werner W Kleeman, May 8, 1979: US04153753 (9 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises spectrally selective surfaces having a good performance at relatively low cost, and designed to be used mainly, but not exclusively, in solar thermal energy collectors. Suitable substances in powder form are attached by simple and effective means to a suitable surface. This i ...


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Peter Martin Broatch: Solar thermal roofing. Nixon & Vanderhye P C, November 27, 2007: US07299591 (8 worldwide citation)

An external building surface formed by at least one of a roof and a wall, the external building surface comprising a plurality of battens spaced apart to define a plurality of transverse courses, a plurality of tiles supported by the battens in the courses defined thereby to provide an outer layer o ...


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John D Garrison: Carbonaceous selective absorber for solar thermal energy collection and process for its formation. June 17, 1986: US04594995 (8 worldwide citation)

A selective absorber consisting of a number of thin layers on a supporting substrate, including (1) a carbonaceous layer, (2) a catalyst layer, and (3) a metallic infrared reflecting layer. The catalyst layer serving to catalyze the pyrolysis of a carbon containing gaseous compound or compounds to f ...


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Gregory Chris, Coleman Brian, Greaney Alan, Luconi Gregg, Blair Jason: Solar collector system for solar thermal applications. Esolar, Gregory Chris, Coleman Brian, Greaney Alan, Luconi Gregg, Blair Jason, MIRSAFIAN Saeid, December 18, 2008: WO/2008/154521 (8 worldwide citation)

A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deploye ...


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Richard L Fossum, Michaele J Fossum: Solar thermal water heating system. Gunn Lee & Miller PC, November 19, 1996: US05575276 (7 worldwide citation)

A solar thermal water heating system including a solar collector unit, first and second heat exchangers, and a drain back tank, ordered respectively in vertically descending relation. The solar energy collector comprises a plurality of heat absorbing modules formed by deforming two plates into intim ...



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