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Title: Cavity receivers for parabolic solar troughs

Abstract

A tubular heat-absorbing element partly enclosed in an insulating layer or jacket, has absorbing surface that is accessible to solar radiation. The thermal insulation is designed to provide entry to solar radiation by way of a cavity. The absorbing surface can be substantially planar.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Norwich Solar Technologies, Inc., Hartford, VT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531794
Patent Number(s):
8978642
Application Number:
13/831,632
Assignee:
Stettenheim, Joel, Norwich, VT (United States)
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:  
EE0005803
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013-03-15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Stettenheim, Joel, McBride, Troy O., and Brambles, Oliver J. Cavity receivers for parabolic solar troughs. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Stettenheim, Joel, McBride, Troy O., & Brambles, Oliver J. Cavity receivers for parabolic solar troughs. United States.
Stettenheim, Joel, McBride, Troy O., and Brambles, Oliver J. Tue . "Cavity receivers for parabolic solar troughs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531794.
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abstractNote = {A tubular heat-absorbing element partly enclosed in an insulating layer or jacket, has absorbing surface that is accessible to solar radiation. The thermal insulation is designed to provide entry to solar radiation by way of a cavity. The absorbing surface can be substantially planar.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {3}
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