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Title: Solar heater

Abstract

A solar heating unit is provided including an upwardly opening generally hemispherical double wall boiler including spaced inner and outer hemispherical walls defining a closed chamber therebetween in which to receive a liquid to be heated. An upwardly convex spherical lens structure is supported over the boiler and comprises a closure for the area enclosed within the boundaries of the inner hemispherical wall of the boiler and the lens assembly or structure functions to direct light rays incident thereon onto the inner wall of the boiler. The solar heater additionally includes a hollow downwardly opening transparent hemispherical cover of generally the same radius of curvature as the boiler and which is secured over the lens assembly in outwardly spaced position relative thereto with the center of curvature of the cover substantially coinciding with the center of curvature of the lens assembly. Water or other liquid inlet and outlet structure is provided on a second form of the invention for admitting liquid to be heated into the interior of the boiler between the inner and outer plates theeof and for withdrawing heated liquid from within the boiler.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6881027
Patent Number(s):
US 4056093
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-03-044547; EDB-78-089153
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 5 Dec 1975
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; BOILERS; SOLAR HEATING; SOLAR COLLECTORS; DESIGN; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; LENSES; LIQUIDS; PLATES; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; APPLIANCES; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRIC APPLIANCES; FLUIDS; GAS APPLIANCES; HEATERS; HEATING; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; WATER HEATERS; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators; 140907 - Solar Thermal Utilization- Water Heating

Citation Formats

Barger, H E. Solar heater. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Barger, H E. Solar heater. United States.
Barger, H E. Tue . "Solar heater". United States.
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title = {Solar heater},
author = {Barger, H E},
abstractNote = {A solar heating unit is provided including an upwardly opening generally hemispherical double wall boiler including spaced inner and outer hemispherical walls defining a closed chamber therebetween in which to receive a liquid to be heated. An upwardly convex spherical lens structure is supported over the boiler and comprises a closure for the area enclosed within the boundaries of the inner hemispherical wall of the boiler and the lens assembly or structure functions to direct light rays incident thereon onto the inner wall of the boiler. The solar heater additionally includes a hollow downwardly opening transparent hemispherical cover of generally the same radius of curvature as the boiler and which is secured over the lens assembly in outwardly spaced position relative thereto with the center of curvature of the cover substantially coinciding with the center of curvature of the lens assembly. Water or other liquid inlet and outlet structure is provided on a second form of the invention for admitting liquid to be heated into the interior of the boiler between the inner and outer plates theeof and for withdrawing heated liquid from within the boiler.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6881027}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {11}
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