skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Solar power conversion system with directionally- and spectrally-selective properties based on a reflective cavity

Abstract

Solar power conversion system. The system includes a cavity formed within an enclosure having highly specularly reflecting in the IR spectrum inside walls, the enclosure having an opening to receive solar radiation. An absorber is positioned within the cavity for receiving the solar radiation resulting in heating of the absorber structure. In a preferred embodiment, the system further contains an energy conversion and storage devices thermally-linked to the absorber by heat conduction, convection, far-field or near-field thermal radiation.

Inventors:
; ; ; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1425955
Patent Number(s):
9917221
Application Number:
13/972,261
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005320; SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Boriskina, Svetlana, Kraemer, Daniel, McEnaney, Kenneth, Weinstein, Lee A., and Chen, Gang. Solar power conversion system with directionally- and spectrally-selective properties based on a reflective cavity. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Boriskina, Svetlana, Kraemer, Daniel, McEnaney, Kenneth, Weinstein, Lee A., & Chen, Gang. Solar power conversion system with directionally- and spectrally-selective properties based on a reflective cavity. United States.
Boriskina, Svetlana, Kraemer, Daniel, McEnaney, Kenneth, Weinstein, Lee A., and Chen, Gang. Tue . "Solar power conversion system with directionally- and spectrally-selective properties based on a reflective cavity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1425955.
@article{osti_1425955,
title = {Solar power conversion system with directionally- and spectrally-selective properties based on a reflective cavity},
author = {Boriskina, Svetlana and Kraemer, Daniel and McEnaney, Kenneth and Weinstein, Lee A. and Chen, Gang},
abstractNote = {Solar power conversion system. The system includes a cavity formed within an enclosure having highly specularly reflecting in the IR spectrum inside walls, the enclosure having an opening to receive solar radiation. An absorber is positioned within the cavity for receiving the solar radiation resulting in heating of the absorber structure. In a preferred embodiment, the system further contains an energy conversion and storage devices thermally-linked to the absorber by heat conduction, convection, far-field or near-field thermal radiation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record: