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8715496 Water alteration structure and system having below surface valves or wave reflectors  
A system for altering water properties in an outdoor body of water includes a holding vessel configured to hold water. The holding vessel has at least one wall extending above a mean surface water...
8713940 Self-contained in-ground geothermal generator  
A method of using geothermal energy to produce electricity by lowering a geothermal generator deep into a pre-drilled well bore below the Earth's surface. A self contained geothermal generator...
8714126 Solar panel motor oil heating system, product and method  
A motor oil heating system for a vehicle comprising one or more solar panels comprised of one or more photovoltaic cells; one or more heaters thermally coupled to the motor oil, wherein the solar...
8707697 System integration to produce concentrated brine and electricity from geopressured-geothermal reservoirs  
A systems design is disclosed which converts Geopressured-Geothermal (GPGT) brine into saturated brine in concert with the production of electricity from GPGT brine energy. The design integrates a...
8707698 Modular energy harvesting system  
A modular energy harvesting system. The system preferably uses an organic Rankine cycle heat engine to recover energy from relatively low-temperature heat sources. The system is both modular and...
8707701 Ultra-high-efficiency engines and corresponding thermodynamic system  
A thermodynamic system and method of producing useful work includes providing a working fluid and a fluid pump, or compressor, for pumping the working fluid in a cycle. A thermal input is provided...
8708046 Closed loop energy production from geothermal reservoirs  
Apparatus and methods for recovering and using geothermal energy. Such methods include at least partially vaporizing a working fluid by passing it through a flow loop that at least partially...
8704081 Light energy conversion systems and methods  
A light energy conversion (LEC) system includes a fluid circuit having a working fluid flowing therethrough and a plurality of light concentrating (LC) modules for converting light energy into...
8702982 Water alteration structure and system  
A system is described generally for providing a structure or structures for altering water surface temperature. The system includes a holding vessel configured to hold water. The holding vessel...
8701411 Heating medium supply system, integrated solar combined cycle electric power generation system and method of controlling these systems  
A heating medium supply system is provided which, even when a temperature fluctuation of a heating medium occurs continuously, is capable of relieving a bad thermal influence upon a heat...
8695341 Systems and methods for collecting solar energy for conversion to electrical energy  
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for collecting and converting solar energy into electrical energy. The present invention includes solar collectors that concentrate solar energy...
8689556 Phase change material thermal power generator  
An energy producing device, for example a submersible vehicle for descending or ascending to different depths within water or ocean, is disclosed. The vehicle comprises a temperature-responsive...
8685254 Water alteration structure applications and methods  
A method is generally described which includes environmental alteration. The method includes determining a placement of at least one vessel capable of moving water to lower depths in the water via...
8679331 Water alteration structure movement method and system  
A structure described generally for altering one or more properties within a body of water includes a vessel configured to hold water. The vessel may have at least one wall. The at least one wall...
8677752 Power generation system  
A geothermal power system for production of power, and in particular electrical energy, utilizing naturally occurring geothermal energy sources and a method for identifying and converting manmade...
8671685 Microturbine Sun Tracker  
The invention relates electrical power generation using renewable sun energy in a Microturbine Sun Tracker (MST), a system for useful electrical output power that combines a Concentrated Solar...
8671932 Method of operating a solar thermal power plant and solar thermal power plant  
In order to provide a method of operating a solar thermal power plant, in which a heat transfer medium is evaporated endothermally by solar radiation in an evaporator section, wherein the...
8674279 Independently powered solar tracker controlling device with program to select alternative source of power supply to assure functionality  
A dual axis motorized solar tracking device that can be rotated over 360° and wherein the solar array panel thereof can be tilted from 90° to 10° and wherein the motorized portions of said device...
8674532 Hybrid concentrated solar combined cycle power plant and solar reformer for use therein  
A hybrid concentrated solar combined cycle (CSCC) power plant based on solar reforming technology, method of generating electricity using the system and a solar reformer for use in the system are...
8667797 Organic rankine cycle with flooded expansion and internal regeneration  
A heat engine system configured to extract thermal energy from a heat source, convert a first portion of the thermal energy to work using an expansion device, and reject a second portion of the...
8667799 Cascaded power plant using low and medium temperature source fluid  
The present invention provides a method for operating a plurality of independent, closed cycle power plant modules each having a vaporizer comprising the steps of: serially supplying a medium or...
8662072 Solar collector  
A solar collector is provided with a reflective panel assembly that is supported by a frame and pivots about a first horizontal axis. The panel assembly is configured for reflecting sunlight to a...
8661778 Solar power plant  
A solar power plant in a new split configuration of a solar Brayton cycle or Brayton/Rankine combined cycle which comprises an array of heliostat mounted mirrors, a solar receiver and a high...
8661777 Solar combined cycle power systems  
A combined cycle power system is provided including at least one solar power plant including a concentrating dish configured to concentrate solar radiation; a solar receiver disposed and...
8661818 Hot dry rock generation system  
A hot dry rock generation system, having: a recharge well that is formed from the ground to an underground hot dry rock into which a heat carrier streams through the recharge well; a production...
8658918 Power generation using a heat transfer device and closed loop working fluid  
A fast heat transfer device is provided. The device dissipates heat and generates power at the same time. A liquid flow is used to absorb heat for forming a vapor gas flow; then, the gas flow...
8656720 Extended range organic Rankine cycle  
The present invention includes systems and methods to recover heat from a lower quality heat source and convert that heat represented by its temperature differential range into a different form of...
8656717 Solar powered generator assembly  
A solar powered generator assembly is provided for driving a turbine using steam produced by solar power. The assembly includes a fluid tank and a fluid line having a first end and a second end...
8656907 Heliostat array layouts for multi-tower central receiver solar power plants  
A solar power plant includes central receiver modules arranged in a regular pattern. Each central receiver module includes a tower, a central receiver mounted on the tower, and a heliostat array...
8650875 Direct exchange geothermal refrigerant power advanced generating system  
A single closed loop direct exchange geothermal power production system that utilizes a refrigerant working fluid in at least one of three primary designs to generate electrical power from deep...
8650876 Method and device to remove hydrogen sulfide from steam condensate in a geothermal power generating unit  
Ammonia sometimes present in geothermal steam increases the solubility of hydrogen sulfide in the steam condensate produced by the surface condenser in a steam cycle geothermal power generating...
8650877 Solar panels that generate electricity and extract heat: system and method  
The present invention is a solar panel that generates electricity and extracts heat. A set of such panels may be assembled into a blind. The blind may have a frame that can be retrofit on an...
8640462 Deep sea geothermal energy system  
A geothermal energy system utilizes geothermal heat under the floor of a body of water. The system includes at least one well having a top and a bottom. At least one well is drilled to a...
8640461 Heat exchangers and tower structure for density-driven power generation  
A power-generating tower comprises: at least one of the lower heat-exchange assemblies, at least one of the upper heat-exchange assemblies, a tower structure arranged to support each upper...
8627664 Method and system for operating a solar steam system  
Methods, apparatus and systems for operating a solar steam system in response to a detected or predicted reduced or impending reduced insolation event are disclosed herein. Examples of transient...
8621867 Rotary heat engine powered by radiant energy  
Provided is a rotating energy conversion device that includes a heat absorber having a working fluid therein, a power converter in fluid communication with the heat absorber, and a heat rejecter...
8616000 System and method of capturing geothermal heat from within a drilled well to generate electricity  
A closed-loop, solid-state system generates electricity from geothermal heat from a well by flow of heat, without needing large quantities of water to conduct heat from the ground. The present...
8613278 Solar thermal receiver for medium- and high-temperature applications  
A receiver system for harnessing solar radiation. Embodiments of a receiver system include a receiver including one or more receiver elements, each receiver element including: a plurality of...
8613194 Tri-energy power generating device  
A tri-energy power generating device uses the light energy, the thermal energy and wind energy from the nature and transfers these energies into electric power so as to obtain environmentally...
8610303 System and method for downhole geothermal electrical power generation  
There is provided herein a system and method for generating downhole electricity from wells or similar apertures that penetrate sufficiently deep into the subsurface to allow liquid water to be...
8607567 Solar steam generator  
A solar power generation system includes a solar receiver disposed on a tower that receives radiant heat reflected from a field of solar collectors. The solar receiver includes an evaporator...
8601814 Geothermal binary cycle power plant with geothermal steam condensate recovery system  
A geothermal based, binary cycle power plant is provided, comprising: a vaporizer for vaporizing pre-heated organic motive fluid by means of geothermal steam; two organic vapor turbines operating...
8601815 Method for generating, transmitting and receiving power  
A system and method for generating, transmitting and receiving power includes providing a source of non-optical power, such as thermal energy, which is converted into electricity. The non-optical...
8596066 Power plant using organic working fluids  
A closed Rankine cycle power plant using an organic working fluid includes a solar trough collector for heating an organic working fluid, a flash vaporizer for vaporizing the heated organic...
8596060 Systems and method for producing mechanical energy  
A system is provided for producing mechanical energy. The system may include a solar collector configured to receive solar energy and an external heater configured to provide secondary thermal...
8593102 Portable, self-sustaining power station  
A self-sustaining, portable, power station that may be moved by land, air, or sea to an area that has no utilities. The station is provided with solar panel arrays in communication with at least...
8584462 Process and power system utilizing potential of ocean thermal energy conversion  
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) systems and methods utilizing the systems are disclosed for producing a useable form of energy utilizing warm surface seawater and cold seawater from depths...
8572967 High efficiency OTEC system  
A high efficiency OTEC system for the efficient and low-cost production of energy and potable water through ocean thermal energy conversion. The high efficiency OTEC system utilizes a working...
8572968 Solar thermal power plants  
A solar thermal power plant is provided comprising a solar collection system and a steam-electric power plant. The solar collection system comprises one or more tube radiation absorbers containing...
8572965 High-temperature radiator storage yard generating apparatus  
A chimney has a lower portion substantially in the shape of a pyramid and an upper portion forming a cylindrical portion that extends with a predetermined dimension upwardly and is provided in a...