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Title: Receivers for concentrating solar power generation

Abstract

A device is describe for collecting energy in electromagnetic radiation, where the device includes a first panel that includes a first height, a first end, and a second end such that a first length is defined between the first end and the second end. The device further includes a second panel that includes a second height, a third end, and a fourth end such that a second length is defined between the third end and the fourth end. In addition, the first height and the second height are substantially parallel to a reference axis, the first end and the third end intersect to form a leading edge that is substantially parallel to the reference axis, and the first panel and the second panel form a channel positioned between the first panel and the second panel. Further, the channel is configured for the flow of a first heat-transfer medium through the channel, and at least a part of the first panel and at least a part of the second panel are configured to absorb electromagnetic radiation to transfer energy from the electromagnetic radiation to the first heat-transfer medium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576277
Patent Number(s):
10,422,552
Application Number:
15/390,690
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Dec 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ma, Zhiwen, Turchi, Craig S., Martinek, Janna, Wendelin, Timothy J., Mehos, Mark S., and Netter, Judy C. Receivers for concentrating solar power generation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Ma, Zhiwen, Turchi, Craig S., Martinek, Janna, Wendelin, Timothy J., Mehos, Mark S., & Netter, Judy C. Receivers for concentrating solar power generation. United States.
Ma, Zhiwen, Turchi, Craig S., Martinek, Janna, Wendelin, Timothy J., Mehos, Mark S., and Netter, Judy C. Tue . "Receivers for concentrating solar power generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576277.
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title = {Receivers for concentrating solar power generation},
author = {Ma, Zhiwen and Turchi, Craig S. and Martinek, Janna and Wendelin, Timothy J. and Mehos, Mark S. and Netter, Judy C.},
abstractNote = {A device is describe for collecting energy in electromagnetic radiation, where the device includes a first panel that includes a first height, a first end, and a second end such that a first length is defined between the first end and the second end. The device further includes a second panel that includes a second height, a third end, and a fourth end such that a second length is defined between the third end and the fourth end. In addition, the first height and the second height are substantially parallel to a reference axis, the first end and the third end intersect to form a leading edge that is substantially parallel to the reference axis, and the first panel and the second panel form a channel positioned between the first panel and the second panel. Further, the channel is configured for the flow of a first heat-transfer medium through the channel, and at least a part of the first panel and at least a part of the second panel are configured to absorb electromagnetic radiation to transfer energy from the electromagnetic radiation to the first heat-transfer medium.},
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