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Title: Systems and methods for direct thermal receivers using near blackbody configurations

Abstract

An aspect of the present disclosure is a receiver for receiving radiation from a heliostat array that includes at least one external panel configured to form an internal cavity and an open face. The open face is positioned substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis and forms an entrance to the internal cavity. The receiver also includes at least one internal panel positioned within the cavity and aligned substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and the at least one internal panel includes at least one channel configured to distribute a heat transfer medium.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1435764
Patent Number(s):
9945585
Application Number:
14/714,030
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
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:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 May 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Wagner, Michael, Ma, Zhiwen, Martinek, Janna, Neises, Ty, and Turchi, Craig. Systems and methods for direct thermal receivers using near blackbody configurations. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Wagner, Michael, Ma, Zhiwen, Martinek, Janna, Neises, Ty, & Turchi, Craig. Systems and methods for direct thermal receivers using near blackbody configurations. United States.
Wagner, Michael, Ma, Zhiwen, Martinek, Janna, Neises, Ty, and Turchi, Craig. Tue . "Systems and methods for direct thermal receivers using near blackbody configurations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435764.
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