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Title: Solar heat receiver

A receiver is described for converting solar energy to heat a gas to temperatures from 700 to 900/sup 0/C. The receiver is formed to minimize impingement of radiation on the walls and to provide maximum heating at and near the entry of the gas exit. Also, the receiver is formed to provide controlled movement of the gas to be heated to minimize wall temperatures. The receiver is designed for use with gas containing fine heat absorbing particles, such as carbon particles.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5717786
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR RECEIVERS; DESIGN; CARBON; GASES; MIXTURES; PARTICLES; SUSPENSIONS; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; NONMETALS 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators; 140700 -- Solar Thermal Power Systems