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Title: Solar collector having a solid transmission medium

Abstract

There is provided a radiant energy transmission device capable of operation in a concentrative mode in which energy incident on an entrance area is directed toward and concentrated on an exit area of smaller area than the entrance area. The device includes a solid radiant energy transmission medium having surfaces coincident with the entrance and exit areas and particularly contoured reflective side walls. The surface coinciding with the entrance area is coupled to a cover plate formed of a radiant energy transmissive material. An energy transducer is coupled to the surface of the medium coinciding with the exit area.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Batavia, IL
  2. Woodridge, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862855
Patent Number(s):
4029519
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; collector; solid; transmission; medium; provided; radiant; energy; device; capable; operation; concentrative; mode; incident; entrance; directed; concentrated; exit; surfaces; coincident; particularly; contoured; reflective; walls; surface; coinciding; coupled; cover; plate; formed; transmissive; material; transducer; energy incident; solar collector; radiant energy; cover plate; transmission medium; device capable; energy transmission; energy transducer; transmissive material; transmission device; /136/126/385/

Citation Formats

Schertz, William W, and Zwerdling, Solomon. Solar collector having a solid transmission medium. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Schertz, William W, & Zwerdling, Solomon. Solar collector having a solid transmission medium. United States.
Schertz, William W, and Zwerdling, Solomon. Tue . "Solar collector having a solid transmission medium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862855.
@article{osti_862855,
title = {Solar collector having a solid transmission medium},
author = {Schertz, William W and Zwerdling, Solomon},
abstractNote = {There is provided a radiant energy transmission device capable of operation in a concentrative mode in which energy incident on an entrance area is directed toward and concentrated on an exit area of smaller area than the entrance area. The device includes a solid radiant energy transmission medium having surfaces coincident with the entrance and exit areas and particularly contoured reflective side walls. The surface coinciding with the entrance area is coupled to a cover plate formed of a radiant energy transmissive material. An energy transducer is coupled to the surface of the medium coinciding with the exit area.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {6}
}

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