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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. 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
864633
Patent Number(s):
4394859
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
central; solar; energy; receiver; improved; tower-mounted; heating; air; drawn; induced; draft; fan; vertically; oriented; absorbing; fin-shaped; slats; radially; arranged; concentric; cylindrical; arrays; top; tower; coaxially; surrounding; pipe; holes; draws; heated; receive; radiation; heliostat; field; wedge-shaped; columns; clusters; slat; mirror-reflecting; reflect; reduce; reradiation; reflection; concentric cylindrical; vertically oriented; solar energy; solar radiation; energy receiver; energy absorbing; radially arranged; reflect radiation; induced draft; draws air; air drawn; central solar; fan draws; cylindrical array; heating air; shaped column; /126/

Citation Formats

Drost, M. Kevin. Central solar energy receiver. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Drost, M. Kevin. Central solar energy receiver. United States.
Drost, M. Kevin. Sat . "Central solar energy receiver". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864633.
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abstractNote = {An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan. 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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