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Title: Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector

Abstract

A device is provided for improving the thermal efficiency of a cylindrical radiant energy collector. A channel is placed next to and in close proximity to the nonreflective side of an energy reflective wall of a cylindrical collector. A coolant is piped through the channel and removes a portion of the nonreflective energy incident on the wall which is absorbed by the wall. The energy transferred to the coolant may be utilized in a useful manner.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Urbana, IL
  2. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
862765
Patent Number(s):
4007729
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
means; increasing; efficiency; cpc; solar; energy; collector; device; provided; improving; thermal; cylindrical; radiant; channel; placed; close; proximity; nonreflective; reflective; wall; coolant; piped; removes; portion; incident; absorbed; transferred; utilized; useful; manner; energy incident; thermal efficiency; cylindrical radiant; energy collector; energy transfer; close proximity; radiant energy; solar energy; reflective wall; increasing efficiency; /126/136/

Citation Formats

Chao, Bei Tse, and Rabl, Ari. Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Chao, Bei Tse, & Rabl, Ari. Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector. United States.
Chao, Bei Tse, and Rabl, Ari. Tue . "Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862765.
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title = {Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector},
author = {Chao, Bei Tse and Rabl, Ari},
abstractNote = {A device is provided for improving the thermal efficiency of a cylindrical radiant energy collector. A channel is placed next to and in close proximity to the nonreflective side of an energy reflective wall of a cylindrical collector. A coolant is piped through the channel and removes a portion of the nonreflective energy incident on the wall which is absorbed by the wall. The energy transferred to the coolant may be utilized in a useful manner.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {2}
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