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Title:
CONCENTRATING SOLAR ENERGY RECEIVER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004015335
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
There is disclosed herein a concentrating solar energy receiver comprising a primary parabolic reflector having a center and a high reflectivity surface on a concave side of the reflector and having a focal axis extending from the concave side of the reflector and passing through a focal point of the primary parabolic reflector, and a conversion module having a reception surface wherein the reception surface is spaced from the focal point by a predetermined distance and disposed to receive a predetermined cross section of radiant solar energy reflected from the concave side of the primary parabolic reflector for conversion to electrical energy in the conversion module. In one aspect, the conversion module includes a reception surface comprising a planar array of at least one photovoltaic solar cell. In another aspect, the conversion module includes a reception surface coupled to a thermal cycle engine. The mechanical output of the thermal cycle engine drives an electric generator.

Inventors:
BAREIS BERNARD F (US)
Application Number:
US0325288W
Publication Date:
April 22, 2004
Filing Date:
August 13, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BAREIS, BERNARD, F.
GOEI, ESMOND, T.
International Classes:
B60K16/00; B60L8/00; F03G6/00; F24J1/00; F24J2/08; F24J2/10; F24J2/12; F24J2/18; F24J2/40; H01L25/00; H01L31/00; H01L31/0232; H01L31/052; H02N6/00; F24J; (IPC1-7): H01L25/00; H01L31/00; H01L31/0232; H02N6/00; F24J2/08; F24J2/10; B60K16/00; B60L8/00; F03G6/00
Foreign References:
US4943325A1990-07-24
US4388481A1983-06-14
US6020553A2000-02-01
US4146408A1979-03-27
US6225551B12001-05-01
Other References:
See also references of EP 1583925A4
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