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Title: Water jacket for solid particle solar receiver

Abstract

A solar receiver includes: water jacket panels each having a light-receiving side and a back side with a watertight sealed plenum defined in-between; light apertures passing through the watertight sealed plenums to receive light from the light-receiving sides of the water jacket panels; a heat transfer medium gap defined between the back sides of the water jacket panels and a cylindrical back plate; and light channeling tubes optically coupled with the light apertures and extending into the heat transfer medium gap. In some embodiments ends of the light apertures at the light receiving side of the water jacket panel are welded together to define at least a portion of the light-receiving side. A cylindrical solar receiver may be constructed using a plurality of such water jacket panels arranged with their light-receiving sides facing outward.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1429439
Patent Number(s):
9920955
Application Number:
14/712,160
Assignee:
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (Barberton, OH)
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:  
AC36-08G028308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 May 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Wasyluk, David T. Water jacket for solid particle solar receiver. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Wasyluk, David T. Water jacket for solid particle solar receiver. United States.
Wasyluk, David T. Tue . "Water jacket for solid particle solar receiver". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1429439.
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High-Temperature Pipeline
patent-application, September 2007


Solar Heat collecting Device
patent-application, January 2013