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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 (9 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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Michael Robert Klement: Radiant baffle/collector for roof construction and retrofit. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 20, 2012: US08137170 (8 worldwide citation)

A baffle system that can be used to provide ventilation to attics and roofs at the time of new roof construction or retrofit and further provides for solar thermal energy control and harvesting systems in conjunction or combination with the baffle systems. According to one embodiment, the baffle ven ...


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Allan R McDougal, Robert R Hale: Power efficiency for very high temperature solar thermal cavity receivers. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Michael F Esposito, October 30, 1984: US04479485 (8 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved solar energy cavity receiver for exposing materials and components to high temperatures. The receiver includes a housing having an internal reflective surface defining a cavity and having an inlet for admitting solar radiation thereto. A photothermal absorber is positio ...


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Sovani Meksvanh, Ronald P Whelan, Douglas B Swift: Solar augmented geothermal energy. Barnes & Thornburg, January 6, 2009: US07472548 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method is disclosed for storage of solar energy in a subsurface geologic reservoir. The method includes transferring concentrated solar thermal energy to a fluid, thereby generating a supercritical fluid. The supercritical fluid is then injected into the subsurface geologic reserv ...


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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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Israel Siegel: Low temperature engine. August 16, 1977: US04041705 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention describes a new type of engine particularly adapted for the conversion of solar thermal energy at low temperature to mechanical and electrical energy. A relatively cold and a relatively warm chambers are sealed from the outside environment and contain a low boiling point evaporating fl ...


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Ota Hideaki: Solar thermal power generation facility and heat medium supply facility. Kawasaki Heavy, February 21, 2008: JP2008-039367 (8 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a heat medium supply facility capable of sufficiently suppressing variation at a point of time when recovering heat in a heat exchanger by leveling a temperature variation even if the heat medium has the continuous temperature variation.SOLUTION: The heat medium supp ...


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Raymond Joseph Reisdorf, Bryan Morris: Building-integrated solar-panel roof element systems. Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, Calfee Halter & Griswold, August 20, 2013: US08511006 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a building-integrated solar-panel roof element, such as a photovoltaic (BIPV) roof element, adapted to be fitted with a solar panel and integrated in a pitched roof, as well as such a building-integrated roof element fitted with a photovoltaic or solar thermal panel, a ...


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Robert A Erb: Header for a solar energy collection system. The Franklin Institute, Weiser Stapler & Spivak, December 18, 1979: US04178914 (7 worldwide citation)

In a solar thermal energy collection system comprising at least one unitary, coextruded solar collector panel, having an upper, heat insulating region, and a lower, heat absorbing region, each region having channels extending longitudinally therethrough, adapted to contain a fluid therein, and a pai ...


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Masujiro Hisatani, Hirotaka Oohashi, Kounosuke Oku, Jun Tsukada, Toru Takehara: Cleaning robot system and method of controlling same. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Jacobson Holman PLLC, October 25, 2011: US08046101 (7 worldwide citation)

Provided is a cleaning robot system and a method of controlling the same for economically cleaning, with high workability, plate-shaped members, such as solar cell panels and reflecting mirrors used in photovoltaic power generation and solar thermal power generation systems. A cleaning robot system ...