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6694738 Retrofit equipment for reducing the consumption of fossil fuel by a power plant using solar insolation  
Retrofit equipment includes an auxiliary gas turbine unit including an auxiliary compressor for compressing ambient air to produce compressed air, a solar collector that receives the compressed...
6695061 Downhole tool actuating apparatus and method that utilizes a gas absorptive material  
An actuator uses a gas absorptive material to produce displacement of a member of the actuator. In a described embodiment, an actuator includes a metal hydride powder. When the powder absorbs...
6694766 Power generation systems with earth heat transfer  
A system for increasing efficiency of a closed-earth-loop heat pump system; for increasing heat pump efficiency by feeding relatively colder water to heat pumps when they operate in a cooling...
6688303 Method and system for controlling operation of an energy conversion device  
A method and system is described for controlling a solar collector. A microprocessor receives inputs from one or more sensors in the system and determines the level of operation of an energy...
6688105 Iceberg utilization process improvement  
Improvements to a process for moving icebergs from Antartica to arid destinations wherein the iceberg is thermally insulated on bottom and sides with kelp grown into mats, pushed with a subtug...
6689949 Concentrating photovoltaic cavity converters for extreme solar-to-electric conversion efficiencies  
A concentrating photovoltaic module is provided which provides a concentration in the range of about 500 to over 1,000 suns and a power range of a few kW to 50 kW. A plurality of such modules may...
6675580 PV/thermal solar power assembly  
A flexible solar power assembly (2) includes a flexible photovoltaic device (16) attached to a flexible thermal solar collector (4). The solar power assembly can be rolled up for transport and...
6672064 Rankine cycle generation of electricity  
Systems or combinations and methodology for converting solar energy to electrical energy and thermal energy and for converting the resultant thermal energy to electrical energy are disclosed....
6668554 Geothermal energy production with supercritical fluids  
There has been invented a method for producing geothermal energy using supercritical fluids for creation of the underground reservoir, production of the geothermal energy, and for heat transport....
6668555 Solar receiver-based power generation system  
A solar receiver system (10) has a solar receiver (12) that receives sun rays (14) directed thereto. The receiver (12) has a heat pipe (26) having working fluid (38) therein. The first end (28) of...
6666024 Method and apparatus for generating energy using pressure from a large mass  
A fluid, for example, air, is subjected to a high pressure while in a high pressure inducing vessel (101). The high pressure is due to a large mass, such as the ocean. The fluid is then cooled and...
6657118 Solar battery module, method of manufacturing same and power generating apparatus  
If an inverter is merely attached to the back side of a solar battery module, the inverter becomes an obstacle to transport and installation, it may be broken if it strikes a building structure at...
6653551 Stationary photovoltaic array module design for solar electric power generation systems  
A stationary solar photovoltaic array module design, which constitutes four steps of optical concentrations of photovoltaic electric power generation systems. A compound parabolic concentrator...
6651434 System of solar and gravitational energy  
A liquid is evaporated by the sun, raised as vapor, condensed and stored in tanks. These tanks are connected to a turbine. Turbine is feed by the condensed liquid, and then the liquid is...
6651435 Water evaporation apparatus  
A water evaporation apparatus is provided which uses the heat from the sun to evaporate water from a water collection means. The water collection means has a water container member partially...
6647725 Thermal differential engine apparatus  
The present invention provides novel engine technologies for power generation and work applications. The engines transform sunlight, heat, or cold, directly into mechanical force. The invention...
6641371 Device for continuous regulation of the gas flow rate processed by a reciprocating compressor  
A device (10) for continuous regulation of the gas flow rate processed by a reciprocating compressor, wherein the reciprocating compressor has at least one first compression piston (35), which is...
6635818 Wireless power supply method  
There is provided a wireless-type power supply method that is applied to the case where an object to which energy is to be transmitted is relatively small, such as a micromachine, and that allows...
6630622 Combined solar electric power and liquid heat transfer collector panel  
An apparatus for converting solar energy to thermal and electrical energy including a photovoltaic grid for converting the concentrated solar energy into electrical energy mounted on a copper...
6620998 Recycling heat from industrial processes to generate electricity using a thermophotovoltaic generator  
The invention teaches a method and apparatus for the generation of electric power by recycling the heat generated by various industrial processes. Thermophotovoltaic cells are used to convert the...
6601389 Liquified gas evaporating device for marine engines  
A liquefied gas evaporating device supplies liquefied petroleum gas to a marine engine, wherein the device includes a box that includes a heating body incorporating an evaporating chamber and a...
6603069 Adaptive, full-spectrum solar energy system  
An adaptive full spectrum solar energy system having at least one hybrid solar concentrator, at least one hybrid luminaire, at least one hybrid photobioreactor, and a light distribution system...
6598416 Fundaments and system for generating power and portable water  
Studies of the variation in latent heat of fluids with temperature and the rate of heat increase with compression were applied to thermodynamic cycles represented in columns (190, 193, 199). This...
6590300 Cyclonic or anti-cyclonic conversion tower  
A cyclonic or anti-cyclonic conversion tower which consists of a central vortical duct (1), and at least one convector made up of two vertical membranes or screens (2) and (3), generated by a...
6583350 Thermophotovoltaic energy conversion using photonic bandgap selective emitters  
A method for thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity comprises heating a metallic photonic crystal to provide selective emission of radiation that is matched to the peak spectral response of...
6576830 Solar cell roof structure, construction method thereof, photovoltaic power generating apparatus, and building  
In a solar cell roof structure, a photovoltaic power generating apparatus, a building and a method of construction of a solar cell roof, in which a solar cell module is provided above a roof base...
6550248 Electrical generating system using solar energy  
A method for generation of electricity is disclosed in which solar heat energy is collected in a photochromic heat exchange medium which flows to a generating system which converts the flow energy...
6545211 Solar cell module, building material with solar cell module, solar cell module framing structure, and solar power generation apparatus  
A solar cell module includes an electrical parameter detection unit including an operating current detector unit for a solar cell element and a communication unit for communicating an output from...
6541693 Solar cell module and process for its production, and solar cell module installing method and solar electricity generation system  
A solar cell module comprises a photovoltaic device having a flexible substrate. The photovoltaic device has a strain at least partly in the planar direction of the flexible substrate, and the...
6539717 Geothermal steam processing  
As geothermal steam containing contaminants such as boron, arsenic, and mercury is passed through a turbine-condenser system, the contaminants preferentially collect in the initial condensate...
6539718 Method of and apparatus for producing power and desalinated water  
Apparatus for producing power and desalinated water from geothermal fluid according to the present invention comprises: a geothermal power plant that produces power from geothermal fluid supplied...
6536215 Method for optimally operating co-generation of electricity and heat and optimally operating district heating power plant  
A method for optimally operating co-generation of electricity and heat in which the district heating power range is divided to a lower range and a higher range is characterized in that base load...
6532740 Generator employing the Coriolis effect  
A system for employing the Coriolis effect for the generation and/or storage of energy generally comprises a vortex chamber for rotational acceleration therein of superheated, supersaturated water...
6494251 Thermodynamic cycle using hydrostatic head for compression  
A thermodynamic cycle is disclosed that uses compression and expansion to generate refrigeration or power in which at least some of the compression is effected by hydrostatic head of the...
6487859 Dish/stirling hybrid-receiver  
A hybrid high-temperature solar receiver is provided which comprises a solar heat-pipe-receiver including a front dome having a solar absorber surface for receiving concentrated solar energy, a...
6477840 Truine energy system  
The present invention provides for the conversion of domestic sewage into electric power. The invention also allows for the additional creation of redundant systems through the use of solar...
6477841 Closed cycle power plant  
The invention provides a method for the conversion of solar energy stored by photosynthesis to electrical energy, utilizing a closed cycle power plant (2) comprising providing a body of water (4)...
6470683 Controlled direct drive engine system  
A controlled direct drive engine efficiency uses positive-displacement power produced from a thermal energy source (or sources), which may include combustion energy. Engine power production is...
6451204 Ocean power plant inlet screen  
An inlet screen for an ocean thermal power plant has an outer side parallel to the ocean current and a plurality of parallel bars extending at an acute angle to the horizontal, wherein the acute...
6442937 Solar receiver adaptive tracking control  
A solar power system having a solar concentrator for concentrating solar energy, a receiver for converting the solar energy into another form of energy, and a control system for controlling the...
6438957 Piezoelectric power generating arrangement activated by elements caused to rotate by natural energy source  
A piezoelectric power generating arrangement activated by elements caused to rotate by a natural energy source, includes a plurality of bristles; a plurality of piezoelectric elements in...
6434941 Ordinary temperature heat engine  
A room temperature heat engine, wherein only one pipe structure for connecting a high pressure part to a low pressure part, which is a fatal structural defect of the room temperature heat engine...
6434942 Building, or other self-supporting structure, incorporating multi-stage system for energy generation  
A building, or other self-supporting structure, incorporating a multi-stage system for energy generation, is disclosed. The system comprises several elements connected together to form a loop...
6437235 Solar cell module, solar cell-bearing roof and solar cell power generation system  
A solar cell module has an outermost surface comprising a surface member on the light receiving face side of the solar cell module, a back face comprising a back face member on the non-light...
6428694 Solar powered environmental remediation devices  
Devices and methods of use of a non-traditionally powered environmental remediation device and, more particularly, to devices utilizing programmable logic controllers for remote operation,...
6425248 Solar power generation administration system, and solar power generation administration method to provide useful information to user  
A method of providing a user who has installed a solar power generator with appropriate information, including the steps of receiving data of the quantity of generated power and quantity of power...
6422016 Energy generating system using differential elevation  
A system generates energy using the difference in elevation between an upper elevation (e.g., at the top of a mountain) and a lower one (e.g., at or near the bottom of the mountain.) The system...
6384320 Solar compound concentrator of electric power generation system for residential homes  
The invention relates to a solar compound concentrator of an electric power generation system. A compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) is mounted under an acrylic concentrating fresnel lens that...
6375907 Hydrogen sulfide abatement with scale control and/or well acidizing  
The emissions of hydrogen sulfide during the production of natural gas, oil or geothermal fluids from subterranean formations and the subsequent processing of these fluids is reduced by converting...
6367257 Installation for producing solar thermal energy  
An installation for producing solar thermal energy includes a floating thermal storage water heater provided with an absorber layer on the inside thereof and with transparent thermal insulation on...