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8875512 Distribution pipeline power plant  
A distribution pipeline power plant, comprising: an input, configured to receive a fluid that has been heated using energy derived from a geothermal field;an expander, configured to extract energy...
8875510 Solar receiver  
A solar receiver includes a cavity that is operable to receive concentrated solar energy and a heat exchanger in thermal-receiving communication with the cavity. The heat exchanger includes a...
8869530 Flag-shaped heat exchanger for capturing radiation  
The present invention relates to a heat exchanger configured to capture energy by radiation, comprising at least one flag-shaped basic exchanger (10), including: a) an input collector (5) and an...
8869529 Stirling engine systems, apparatus and methods  
Systems, methods, and apparatus relating to the use of Stirling engine technology to convert heat, such as from solar radiation, to mechanical work or electricity. Apparatus, systems, components,...
8863493 Solar power plant with integrated gas turbine  
A hybrid solar power plant includes a first circuit including a first flow medium and a second circuit including a second flow medium. The first circuit includes at least one solar collector to...
8863517 Solar steam generator  
Systems and methods for solar steam generation are described. The systems and methods include disposing a plug in a closed top outer shell of a solar steam generator, which may define a small...
8863516 System for collecting concentrated solar radiation  
The present invention is directed to a solar energy system including a tower having a solar radiation receiver, the solar radiation receiver including a plurality of tubes carrying a heat-transfer...
8857187 Steam turbine plant  
A steam turbine plant of one embodiment includes a solar energy collector configured to collect solar heat, a boiler configured to change water into steam by the solar heat, a high pressure...
8857182 Power generation through artificial transpiration  
A method and apparatus for transporting a fluid wherein a pressure difference for causing transport of the fluid to occur is generated by membrane, which may include a network of pores, preferably...
8851795 Method and apparatus for pre-installing cold water pipes for a floating ocean thermal energy conversion facility  
An apparatus for installing means to supply cold water from depth to a floating vessel comprises a template having a plurality of receptacles for receiving a plurality of vertically-oriented cold...
8844287 Thermodynamic amplifier cycle system and method  
The present invention is directed at the thermodynamic property amplification of a given thermal supply, provided by hydrocarbon combustion or in the preferred application heat provided by...
8839621 Hybrid power plant  
A hybrid power plant is described in which a pressurized water nuclear reactor or a biomass-fueled power plant, which have a relatively low operating temperature, such as, is combined with a coal...
8833079 Method and apparatus for generating electricity  
A method of converting energy into electricity using a gaseous working fluid and an evaporative fluid comprises pressuring the working fluid (20) in a compressor (1), heating the high-pressure...
8833051 Method for operation of an integrated solar combined-cycle power station, and a solar combined-cycle power station for carrying out this method  
A method is provided for operation of an integrated solar combined-cycle power station. The power station includes a water/steam circuit having a steam turbine and a heat recovery steam generator...
8833076 Thermal storage system  
A thermal storage system includes a first tank and a second tank thermally interfaced with the first tank. A pump is connected between the first tank and the second tank to move a fluid from the...
8833475 Carbon dioxide-based geothermal energy generation systems and methods related thereto  
A system comprises an injection well for accessing an underground reservoir having a first temperature. The reservoir is located below a caprock and is accessible without using large-scale...
8826638 Hybrid supercritical carbon dioxide geothermal systems  
Provided herein are geothermal power generating systems utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid and superheating the extracted the emitted carbon dioxide utilizing external...
8826657 Systems and methods for providing supplemental aqueous thermal energy  
Systems and methods for collecting, storing, and conveying aqueous thermal energy are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a floating film retains solar energy in a volume of water located under...
8820074 System and method to generate environment-friendly power by tapping solar energy  
The system and method to generate electricity from solar energy by multi-tired solar lenses powering a steam-turbine. An insulated container mounted with convex-lenses emits steam to impact...
8820394 Convection enhanced closed loop geothermal heat pump well  
An energy transfer system for transferring energy between the earth and a facility comprising a well bore at least partially filled with groundwater, a center pipe having a top end and a bottom...
8821602 Systems and methods for providing supplemental aqueous thermal energy  
Systems and methods for collecting, storing, and conveying aqueous thermal energy are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a floating film retains solar energy in a volume of water located under...
8820076 Solar heat collecting apparatus and solar power generation system  
According to one embodiment, a solar heat collecting apparatus comprises a first heat exchanging unit and a second heat exchanging unit. The first heat exchanging unit includes a first pipe...
8820081 Method for operating a power plant  
A method for operating a hybrid power plant comprising fuel-operated heating and solar energy heating of carrier fluids, wherein a first portion of total power provided by the power plant is based...
8820075 System and method for producing geothermal energy  
Methods and systems are provided for extracting geαthermal heat from neighboring or proximate/ones in a fractured rock formation. The extraction of heat may be performed by cycling between...
8813496 Multi-heat source power plant  
An apparatus for increasing the efficiency of a multi-heat source power plant includes a thermal collector having access to heat from a solar collector as a heat source for heating a fluid to a...
8813497 Automated mass management control  
Embodiments of the invention generally provide a heat engine system, a mass management system (MMS), and a method for regulating pressure in the heat engine system while generating electricity. In...
8786140 High efficiency magnetohydrodynamic power generation using ultra-high magnetic fields and novel cooling  
A magnetohydrodynamic energy conversion device with an electrically conductive working fluid flowing through a conduit in a magnetic field has permanent magnets aligned for maximum field density...
8783033 Wind- and radiation-energy collector system  
A wind-energy and radiation-energy collector system has at least one radiation-energy collector with a radiation-absorbing absorber and a reflector element. The reflector element collects...
8783246 Solar receiver and solar power system having coated conduit  
A solar receiver device includes a metal conduit and a glass container disposed around the metal conduit such that there is a space between the glass container and the conduit. A coating is...
8776519 Ocean thermal power system  
The various embodiments provide a power-generating plant including a dynamic floating platform that is configured to efficiently produce 100 MW of power using a honeycomb configuration of mist...
8776518 Method for the elimination of the atmospheric release of carbon dioxide and capture of nitrogen from the production of electricity by in situ combustion of fossil fuels  
The in situ combustion of subterranean fossil fuels, e.g. coal, oil, and methane, and subsequent separation of combustion gases from nitrogen provides a method to minimize environmental pollution...
8776784 Solar power device  
A concentrating solar power device may include a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, and a thermal storage device. The primary mirror may reflect solar rays from the sun towards the secondary...
8776522 Water reclamation system and method  
A system reclaiming contaminated water includes a heat exchanger that receives the contaminated water and converts at least a portion of the contaminated water into steam and collects at least a...
8774974 Real-time photovoltaic power plant control system  
A real-time photovoltaic power plant control system and method of control for plant output, voltage regulation and/or power factor regulation. The system comprises a grid interface controller...
8769951 Geothermal power-generation system  
[Problem to be solved] To achieve a reduction in facility costs in a geothermal power-generation system. [Solution] To provide a compressor 11 that compresses air, a heating device 14 that heats...
8767302 Laminated optical disk  
A laminated optical disk, applied for lighting system or solar energy system, includes a plurality of annular lenses, a base and a circular light guiding unit. The annular lenses are arranged in...
8763397 Device and process to reduce pressure and temperature loss from a solar thermal receiver  
A solar-thermal receiver with a superheater isolation valve is disclosed. The superheater isolation valve is positioned so as to impede the transfer of steam from a steam drum or vertical...
8752380 Collapsible solar-thermal concentrator for renewable, sustainable expeditionary power generator system  
A solar-thermal concentrator for a expeditionary power generator system including a portable power plant that utilizes a hybridized solar/fuel Stirling engine to supply electric power in an...
8752379 Hybrid solar/non-solar energy generation system and method  
A hybrid solar/non-solar thermal generation system includes a solar concentrator and collector, and fiber optic cables that transfer collected solar radiation to a solar to thermal converter. The...
8748731 Concentrating solar power with glasshouses  
A protective transparent enclosure (such as a glasshouse or a greenhouse) encloses a concentrated solar power system (e.g. a thermal and/or a photovoltaic system). The concentrated solar power...
8745809 Glass surface cleaning device  
A cleaning device includes a first expansion unit in which a first expansion member is received and the first expansion unit is connected to a cylinder which has a piston received therein and the...
8745984 Multi-stage solar power device  
A multi-stage solar power device includes a light-permeable base plate, a plurality of light-condensing plates, a heat-conducting tube, at least one gas turbine, a gas inlet tube and a gas outlet...
8739512 Combined cycle power plant  
Combined cycle power plants and related methods are disclosed here. In the plants, a mediating thermal energy storage unit is used to store waste or residual thermal energy recovered from a heat...
8740583 Ocean energy conversion  
A system wherein cold water from near the sea floor is pumped through a primarily vertical pipe (12) to a body (14) floating at the sea surface so energy can be obtained from water temperature...
8739534 Solar-based power generator  
The solar-based power generator is a system for producing usable electricity from water, which is heated through concentration of ambient, environmental light. The generator includes a reservoir...
8739533 Solar augmented wind turbine for stable and dispatchable utility scale power generation  
The present invention describes a novel integration between wind and solar thermal renewable energy technologies. An existing wind turbine consisting of a hub and blades is operated by the power...
8739776 Solar light condensing system  
Problem to be Solved The present invention is made in view of the above-described circumstances. An object of the present invention is to provide a sunlight collecting system achieving suppression...
8733103 Thermal energy conversion plant  
A thermal energy conversion plant, wherein a pressurized liquefied working fluid gasifies in an evaporator unit located at the lower level of a closed-loop thermodynamic circuit, ascends through a...
8726899 Solar light condensing system  
Provided is a solar light concentrating system which realizes suppression of power generation costs by applying a receiver 2 that is capable of suppressing a manufacturing cost to a low level,...
8715581 Modular power plant unconnected to the grid  
The invention relates to a grid-connected power plant, having the following systems which are adjusted in their capacitance to each other: a) a wind power plant, water power plant, solar-thermal...