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Title: Central solar-energy receiver

Abstract

An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan is described. A number of vertically oriented, energy absorbing, fin-shaped slats are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical arrays on top of the tower coaxially surrounding a pipe having air holes through which the fan draws air which is heated by the slats which receive the solar radiation from a heliostat field. A number of vertically oriented and wedge-shaped columns are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical clusters surrounding the slat arrays. The columns have two mirror-reflecting sides to reflect radiation into the slat arrays and one energy absorbing side to reduce reradiation and reflection from the slat arrays.

Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5352780
Application Number:
ON: DE82016121
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-07-046314; EDB-82-122758
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CENTRAL RECEIVERS; DESIGN; FINS; SOLAR AIR HEATERS; BLOWERS; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; PIPES; RANKINE CYCLE POWER SYSTEMS; AIR HEATERS; CONFIGURATION; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HEATERS; POWER SYSTEMS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR RECEIVERS; 140702* - Solar Thermal Power Systems- Central Receiver; 141000 - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Not Available. Central solar-energy receiver. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Not Available. Central solar-energy receiver. United States.
Not Available. Tue . "Central solar-energy receiver". United States.
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title = {Central solar-energy receiver},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan is described. A number of vertically oriented, energy absorbing, fin-shaped slats are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical arrays on top of the tower coaxially surrounding a pipe having air holes through which the fan draws air which is heated by the slats which receive the solar radiation from a heliostat field. A number of vertically oriented and wedge-shaped columns are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical clusters surrounding the slat arrays. The columns have two mirror-reflecting sides to reflect radiation into the slat arrays and one energy absorbing side to reduce reradiation and reflection from the slat arrays.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {10}
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