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Title: Solar thermoelectricity via advanced latent heat storage

Abstract

An aspect of the present disclosure is a system that includes a thermal valve having a first position and a second position, a heat transfer fluid, and an energy converter where, when in the first position, the thermal valve prevents the transfer of heat from the heat transfer fluid to the energy converter, and when in the second position, the thermal valve allows the transfer of heat from the heat transfer fluid to the energy converter, such that at least a portion of the heat transferred is converted to electricity by the energy converter.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502828
Patent Number(s):
10,203,164
Application Number:
15/290,051
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Oct 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Olsen, Michele L., Toberer, Eric S., Ginley, David Samel, Parilla, Philip A., Warren, Emily L., Martinez, Aaron Daniel, Rea, Jonathan E., Hardin, Corey Lee, Oshman, Christopher J., and Siegel, Nathan P. Solar thermoelectricity via advanced latent heat storage. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Olsen, Michele L., Toberer, Eric S., Ginley, David Samel, Parilla, Philip A., Warren, Emily L., Martinez, Aaron Daniel, Rea, Jonathan E., Hardin, Corey Lee, Oshman, Christopher J., & Siegel, Nathan P. Solar thermoelectricity via advanced latent heat storage. United States.
Olsen, Michele L., Toberer, Eric S., Ginley, David Samel, Parilla, Philip A., Warren, Emily L., Martinez, Aaron Daniel, Rea, Jonathan E., Hardin, Corey Lee, Oshman, Christopher J., and Siegel, Nathan P. Tue . "Solar thermoelectricity via advanced latent heat storage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502828.
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abstractNote = {An aspect of the present disclosure is a system that includes a thermal valve having a first position and a second position, a heat transfer fluid, and an energy converter where, when in the first position, the thermal valve prevents the transfer of heat from the heat transfer fluid to the energy converter, and when in the second position, the thermal valve allows the transfer of heat from the heat transfer fluid to the energy converter, such that at least a portion of the heat transferred is converted to electricity by the energy converter.},
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place = {United States},
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Numerical Simulation of Heat Pipe-Assisted Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Unit for Dish-Stirling Systems
journal, December 2013

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