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Title: High flux solar energy transformation

Abstract

Disclosed are multi-stage systems for high flux transformation of solar energy allowing for uniform solar intensification by a factor of 60,000 suns or more. Preferred systems employ a focusing mirror as a primary concentrative device and a non-imaging concentrator as a secondary concentrative device with concentrative capacities of primary and secondary stages selected to provide for net solar flux intensification of greater than 2000 over 95 percent of the concentration area. Systems of the invention are readily applied as energy sources for laser pumping and in other photothermal energy utilization processes. 7 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Midwest Research Institute
OSTI Identifier:
7031165
Patent Number(s):
5005958 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-423616
Assignee:
Arch Development Corporation, Chicago, IL (United States) PTO; EDB-94-107599
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093; XX-6-06019
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 16 Oct 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; DESIGN; OPTICAL PUMPING; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; SOLAR RADIATION; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; EQUIPMENT; PUMPING; RADIATIONS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STELLAR RADIATION; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Winston, R., Gleckman, P.L., and O'Gallagher, J.J. High flux solar energy transformation. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Winston, R., Gleckman, P.L., & O'Gallagher, J.J. High flux solar energy transformation. United States.
Winston, R., Gleckman, P.L., and O'Gallagher, J.J. Tue . "High flux solar energy transformation". United States.
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title = {High flux solar energy transformation},
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abstractNote = {Disclosed are multi-stage systems for high flux transformation of solar energy allowing for uniform solar intensification by a factor of 60,000 suns or more. Preferred systems employ a focusing mirror as a primary concentrative device and a non-imaging concentrator as a secondary concentrative device with concentrative capacities of primary and secondary stages selected to provide for net solar flux intensification of greater than 2000 over 95 percent of the concentration area. Systems of the invention are readily applied as energy sources for laser pumping and in other photothermal energy utilization processes. 7 figures.},
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year = {1991},
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