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6367259 Battery-less solar power system  
A photovoltaic energy system that accumulates mechanical energy, i.e., pneumatic or hydraulic pressure, or performs mechanical work, i.e., pumping water, without using electrochemical batteries....
6367258 Method and apparatus for vaporizing liquid natural gas in a combined cycle power plant  
A method and apparatus for increasing the efficiency of a combined cycle generation plant by assisting the vaporization of cold liquid including liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) or liquefied...
6363718 Method for accumulating energy from natural power  
The natural power of the present invention includes a wind energy, sea wave energy, and solar energy. These energies are used in high energy for achieving an economic value. The current conversion...
6360542 Apparatus for converting solar energy into electrical energy  
An apparatus for converting solar energy into electrical energy includes a solar energy collecting device for collecting light energy from the sun, and a tank for holding water therein. The tank...
6343464 Solar thermal rocket  
A thermal solar rocket that includes a solar energy receiver having two sections (a thermal energy storage section and a direct gain section), a solar concentrator, and a propulsion nozzle. In one...
6331671 Installation structure of solar cell module array, installation method of solar cell module, and sunlight power generation system  
An installation structure of a solar cell module array in which a plurality of solar cell module strings are arranged on a desired installation face is provided. The plurality of solar cell module...
6331670 Solar cell module having an overvoltage preventive element and sunlight power generation system using the solar cell module  
A solar cell module in which a plurality of photovoltaic elements are installed such that they are electrically connected with each other, wherein an overvoltage preventive element is electrically...
6314738 Multistage two-phase turbine  
A multistage two-phase turbine having multiple stages to receive fluid, each stage having an inlet and outlet comprising nozzles at the inlet to each stage to accelerate the fluid that consists of...
6307144 Solar cell module, solar cell array and sunlight power generation apparatus  
A solar cell module comprising one or more solar cells enclosed therein is characterized in that the solar cell module has a heat-sensitive circuit cut-off means or a heat-sensitive circuit...
6301893 Method and apparatus for converting natural heat energy into another form of energy  
A method and apparatus for converting natural heat energy into another form of energy is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: (a) exposing one end of a superconductor body to a source of...
6301894 Geothermal power generator  
A geothermal power generation system having an input well extending from the surface into a hot rock strata and an output well spaced away from the input well extending from the surface into the...
6298663 Method and apparatus for producing power from geothermal fluid  
Apparatus for utilizing geothermal fluid comprising a two-phase mixture of geothermal steam and brine produced by a production well, includes an input conduit connecting the production well with...
6294724 Solar cell module and power generation apparatus  
There is disclosed a solar cell module comprising a solar cell element, a front surface member provided at the light receiving surface side of the solar cell element, and a back surface member...
6291761 Solar cell module, production method and installation method therefor and photovoltaic power generation system  
A solar cell module comprises a front surface member disposed on a front surface side of a photovoltaic element having at least a semiconductor photoactive layer on a flexible substrate, a back...
6290185 Solar thermal rocket  
A solar thermal rocket that includes a thermal energy storage section, a radiant inter-heater, a primary solar concentrator, and a propulsion nozzle. The primary solar concentrator is selectively...
6279321 Method and apparatus for generating electricity and potable water  
The present invention 10 discloses a system for generating electricity and potable water 42. The system comprises an array of solar cells 12 which produce an amount of current. The solar cells...
6276140 Device to generate energy through a turbo engine  
An apparatus for the generation of energy by means of a fluid-flow machine is described, for the drive of which a compressor arrangement for compressing a compressible medium, preferably air, is...
6263674 Solar-powered, mobile vending apparatus  
A vending apparatus is provided having a vending machine powered by a solar photovoltaic cell array of panels. The panels are secured in a horizontal position to a base and mounted to a top of the...
6259165 Power generating device and method  
A system and method are provided for supplying electric power by harnessing thermal energy below the Earth's surface. A boiler module, a turbine module, a condenser module and a generator module...
6247312 Method of and apparatus for using a geothermal power plant  
A transportation system is based on battery powered vehicles operating in an isolated geographic area within which a base electrical load during the day exceeds the normal electrical load during...
6247313 Plant for exploiting geothermal energy  
A plant for exploiting geothermal energy by circulating water through a geological formation (1) at a substantial depth below the earth surface (2), comprises at least one supply hole (3) leading...
6240729 Converting thermal energy to mechanical motion  
An apparatus for converting thermal energy to mechanical motion including a frame mounted onto an axle above a heat source. A flow circuit including at least three elongate chambers connected by...
6223532 Multicycle energy riffle  
A method and apparatuses used in several interdependent energy transducing [energy] passageways. Each passageway uses [at least one] flow generators such as mechanical compressors, direct and...
6216463 Method of combining waste water treatment and power generation technologies  
Applicant's preferred embodiment utilizes municipal waste water effluent to replenish a depleted geothermal field. Condensate produced by expanding steam produced in the geothermal field through a...
6212890 Geothermal power plant and condenser therefor  
A geothermal power plant operating on geothermal fluid includes a source of low pressure geothermal steam, and a turbo-generator including a low pressure steam turbine to which the geothermal...
6205814 Apparatus and method for producing liquid nitrogen  
Liquid nitrogen producing apparatus and method. Solar energy is used to heat liquid mercury which expands and applies pressure to an incompressible fluid which in turn drives a piston in a...
6202417 Ocean thermal gradient hydraulic power plant  
The present patent incorporates major improvements and simplifications of 1976 U.S. Pat. No. 3,967,449 necessary to make the concept functional and useful on a large scale. The earlier patent...
6167704 Energy generation device  
Method, device and system for converting the kinetic energy of randomly moving particles into a usable form of mechanical energy. The device (74) includes a cylinder (75) which supports...
6164247 Intermediate fluid type vaporizer, and natural gas supply method using the vaporizer  
An intermediate fluid type vaporizer has an intermediate fluid evaporator for containing an intermediate fluid. The intermediate fluid evaporator includes heat source tubes for evaporating the...
6141949 Process and apparatus using solar energy in a gas and steam power station  
In order to create a process for using solar energy in a gas and steam power station, which incorporates a gas turbine circuit and a steam turbine circuit for converting thermal energy into...
6128903 Solar portable steam engine  
This Device is a simplified Solar Steam Engine. It consists of a sole reciprocating piston within a slotted cylinder. A piston actuating arm extends through the slot to provide the power take off....
6112524 Method for removing contaminants from geothermal steam  
Boron, silicon and/or arsenic in geothermal steam is removed by contacting the steam with an alcohol containing at least four carbon atoms or polyols having at least two carbon atoms.
6093884 Solar cell module, solar cell array having the module, power generation apparatus using the array, and inspection method and construction method of the apparatus  
For facilitating work and improving durability of a grounding conductor without a need for preparation of a separate grounding conductor for grounding a solar cell array, a solar cell array is...
6089021 Power production plant and method of making such a plant  
This invention relates to a power production plant (10) and method. The power production plant includes a chimney (12), a conduit (18) in the chimney, the conduit having an inlet and an outlet,...
6089022 Regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard a transport vessel  
A system and a method for regasifing LNG aboard a carrier vessel before the re-vaporized natural gas is transferred to shore. The pressure of the LNG is boosted substantially while the LNG is in...
6080927 Solar concentrator for heat and electricity  
A solar concentrator for producing usable power as heat and/or electricity uses a self-steering heliostat 1502 to concentrate solar radiation 1509 onto an absorbing surface such as, or including,...
6076354 Power generator driven by environment's heat  
If rotor blades have such form that between them are formed channels which have between their inlets and outlets a narrow cross section, then when the rotor rotates a fluid flowing from the inlet...
6073448 Method and apparatus for steam generation from isothermal geothermal reservoirs  
A geothermal energy conversion system extracts heat from a heat source below the Earth's surface, which has a temperature above that of a fluid circulating through a closed system. A geothermal...
6065284 Refractory heat transfer module  
An Integrated Solar Upper Stage receiver is shown for efficiently transferring heat from concentrated solar flux to an interior surface of an annular structure having a plurality of parallel...
6062029 Optical solar electric generator  
An apparatus for generating electrical energy from solar energy is provided including a housing with a water reservoir mounted therein for storing water therein and dispensing the same from an...
6029453 Geothermal magnetohydrodynamics  
A method and an apparatus are disclosed which enable conversion of geothermal energy into electrical energy using the principles of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). A hot, electrically conductive fluid...
6022080 Process and system for the solution mining of evaporites and preparation of saline solutions  
A process and a system for the solution mining of evaporites and preparation of the obtained saline solution and in particular for the dissolution of salts, evaporation and cooling of the obtained...
6019903 Geothermal brine processing  
A corrosive acid sulfate geothermal brine is mixed with a near neutral, bicarbonate geothermal brine containing above about 300 ppm silica to produce a relatively benign mixed brine of pH from...
6009711 Apparatus and method for producing power using geothermal fluid  
An apparatus for producing power from a geothermal fluid that is a mixture of high pressure steam and brine comprising a separator, a steam turbine coupled to a generator, a steam condenser, the...
5996349 Ammonia cell  
Briefly put, solar energy is collected preferably over a vast area. Alternatively, this uses waste thermal energy. The heat provides for ammonia gas to be released at variable intervals from...
5983634 Solar energy powerplant with mobile reflector walls  
A solar energy powerplant is described which involves a system of mobile reflector walls. The powerplant comprises: a group of four or more vertical towers open at both ends, said towers being...
5970714 Geothermal power plant operating on high pressure geothermal fluid  
A geothermal power plant operating on high pressure geothermal fluid includes a primary separator for separating the geothermal fluid into two channels, one containing high pressure steam and the...
5953917 Thermo-volumetric motor  
A thermo-volumetric motor (10) includes a continuous incompressible fluid path in the form of a hydraulic oil path (12), a continuous compressible fluid path in the form of a refrigerant path...
RE36282 System for using geopressured-geothermal reservoirs  
Process of drilling a bore into a geopressured-geothermal reservoir containing a gas-laden fluid, allowing the fluid to escape through the bore, passing the fluid into a rotatable turbine which...
5937934 Soil heat exchanger  
A soil heat exchanger for effecting an energy exchange between earth soil and an energy exchanger and including a thermoinsulated flow duct arranged in a borehole formed in ground, a pump provided...