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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Flossmoor, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
867764
Patent Number(s):
5005958
Application Number:
07/423,616
Assignee:
Arch Development Corporation (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093; XX-6-06019
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
flux; solar; energy; transformation; disclosed; multi-stage; systems; allowing; uniform; intensification; factor; 60; 000; suns; preferred; employ; focusing; mirror; primary; concentrative; device; non-imaging; concentrator; secondary; capacities; stages; selected; provide; net; 2000; 95; percent; concentration; readily; applied; sources; laser; pumping; photothermal; utilization; processes; solar flux; focusing mirror; laser pumping; energy sources; thermal energy; solar energy; energy source; laser pump; energy utilization; systems employ; /359/126/

Citation Formats

Winston, Roland, Gleckman, Philip L, and O'Gallagher, Joseph J. High flux solar energy transformation. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Winston, Roland, Gleckman, Philip L, & O'Gallagher, Joseph J. High flux solar energy transformation. United States.
Winston, Roland, Gleckman, Philip L, and O'Gallagher, Joseph J. Tue . "High flux solar energy transformation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867764.
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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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {4}
}

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