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8393153 Method, device, and system for converting energy  
To convert energy, firstly a non-gaseous carrier medium is converted into a gaseous carrier medium by the introduction of thermal energy, so that the gaseous carrier medium rises and gains...
8387387 Floating solar pond energy conversion apparatus  
A horizontal structure defines an expansive floating solar pond underlain by an open-ended chamber, and a distributed network of heat engines produce electricity based on the temperature...
8381523 Geothermal electricity production methods and geothermal energy collection systems  
Two Geothermal energy harnessing devices, steam producing System, electricity production Method and heat energy Method are invented for mining renewable geothermal heat energy within a...
8375716 Operating a sub-sea organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system using individual pressure vessels  
A method and system for generating electrical power for sub-sea applications includes assembling each of the main components (132, 138, 142, 146) of an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system (100)...
8375715 Energy converter for converting solar energy into electric power  
An energy converter, includes a base, a first and a second converging lenses, an electric coil and a movable module. The base includes a substrate, a transparent chamber and two supporters formed...
8378280 Integrated solar energy receiver-storage unit  
Receivers for use in solar energy collector systems and solar-powered electrical energy generating plants are provided. The receivers comprise a solar radiation absorbing core that converts...
8371122 Geothermal power generation system and method of making power using the system  
The present disclosure is directed to geothermal power generation systems. The systems can comprise a first separator is in fluid communication with the geothermal fluid source, the first...
8365720 Solar concentration plant for the production of superheated steam  
A solar concentration plant which uses water/steam as a fluid, in any thermodynamic cycle for the exploitation of process heat, comprising an evaporation subsystem, where saturated steam is...
8365529 High temperature molten salt receiver  
A high temperature solar power tower system includes a molten salt heat transfer medium, a high temperature solar receiver, and an energy conversion system. The molten salt heat transfer medium is...
8365718 Method and control system for operating a solar power tower system  
A solar energy collection system includes a primary solar receiver and a secondary solar receiver. The secondary solar receiver generates steam using energy from solar radiation incident thereon....
8365815 System for extracting and decontaminating groundwater  
A system for the exploitation of geothermal heat and for conveying and decontaminating ground water is disclosed. The system comprises a main pipe (20), arranged in a pit (10) of well and is...
8359861 Solar heat collector, sunlight collecting reflector, sunlight collecting system and solar energy utilization system  
A sunlight collecting system and a solar energy utilization system which collects sunlight with the sunlight collecting system are provided, a sunlight collecting system including a solar heat...
8360053 Sunlight collecting heat receiver  
A sunlight collecting heat receiver includes: a heat-exchange heat receiving tube which receives sunlight collected by heliostats and transfers the sunlight to a heat carrier, wherein the...
8360051 Solar receiver with energy flux measurement and control  
A solar energy collection system has a solar receiver with an external surface configured for high absorption of light incident thereon. The solar receiver also has a plurality of light-reflecting...
8356591 Corner structure for walls of panels in solar boilers  
A boiler for a solar receiver includes a first wall of substantially coplanar side by side boiler panels. A plurality of contiguous panels of the first wall each have an inlet header thereof at a...
8356481 Dual hybrid fluid heating apparatus and methods of assembly and operation  
A dual hybrid heating apparatus, method of assembly and operation to heat potable water in a tank by heat exchange with a fluid heated by free heat sources—waste heat from heat recovery units and...
8353162 Recoverable heat exchanger  
A modular heat exchanger that can be submerged to great depths and then easily recovered in order to reduce the costs and disadvantages of the prior art. Because the heat exchanger is submergible...
8341960 Multi-heat source power plant  
For operating a multi-heat source power plant, including a thermal collector having access to heat from a solar collector as a first heat source for heating a first fluid to a first temperature, a...
8342169 Reciprocating solar engine with solar reflectors  
A reciprocating solar engine includes a) a seesawing platform having a central fulcrum support upon which to reciprocally rotate the platform; b) a first container located on the platform on one...
8341961 Solar desalination system  
A solar desalination system for creation of desalinated water from seawater that produces electricity includes: a) a solar furnace unit including a vessel for receiving and evaporating seawater to...
8341959 Heat engine using solar energy  
A heat engine using solar energy is disclosed. The heat engine in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a first body, a second body and a solar concentrator, and can have...
8327641 System for generation of power using solar energy  
An electricity generation system is presented. The electricity generation system includes a solar preheater for preheating compressed discharge air, a combustor to receive the heated compressed...
8327840 Solar power tower system operation and control  
A solar energy collection system includes a primary solar receiver and a secondary solar receiver. The secondary solar receiver generates steam using energy from solar radiation incident thereon....
8327839 Air instrumentation system for concentrated solar power generation systems  
An air quality instrumentation system for a concentrated solar power generation system using a fluid heat transfer medium includes a pipe, a window and a spectroscope. The pipe extends from the...
8324857 Portable stackable solar batteries  
Portable stackable solar batteries are disclosed, in which the solar batteries can be connected in a planar arrangement for solar recharging and connected in a vertically stacked arrangement for...
8316955 Carbon dioxide-based geothermal energy generation systems and methods related thereto  
A geothermal energy generation system comprises one or more injection wells for accessing one or more reservoirs having a first temperature, wherein the reservoirs are located below one or more...
8312703 Solar-thermal gas turbine generator  
A solar-thermal gas turbine generator is equipped with a compressor, a heat receiver, and a turbine. Additionally, there is a generator that is driven by the solar-thermal gas turbine to generate...
8313653 Method of removing iron and calcium from a geothermal brine  
This invention relates generally to processes for extracting iron and/or calcium from geothermal brines.
8308111 Panel assembly for a space-based power generation system  
An example space-based power generation panel arrangement includes a first reflective panel and at least one heat pipe configured to communicate thermal energy to the first reflective panel and a...
8307896 Two-concentric pipe system to heat fluids using the earth's interior thermal energy (deep)  
A method and apparatus for heating fluids using the Earth's inner heat to generate power and desalinate water. Fluids include fresh water and sea water to be desalinized. The method involves...
8286429 Solar hybrid combined cycle gas and steam power plant  
A solar hybrid combined cycle gas-steam power plant and method including a solar unit, a gas turbine unit and a steam turbine unit. The solar unit includes a receiver. The gas turbine unit...
8281591 Self contained in-ground geothermal generator  
A self contained geothermal generator includes a boiler, a turbine compartment, an electricity generator, a condenser and an electric cable. The condenser includes a distributor chamber, a...
8281590 Steam-based electric power plant operated on renewable energy  
A system, apparatus and method for generating electricity from renewable geothermal, wind, and solar energy sources includes a heat balancer for supplementing and regulating the heat energy fed to...
8276379 Systems and apparatus relating to solar-thermal power generation  
The present application thus describes a solar-thermal power generation plant that includes one or more towers; a plurality of heliostats disposed around each of the one or more towers; a direct...
8276380 Zero emission natural gas power and liquefaction plant  
A zero-emissions power plant receives natural gas from wells at elevated pressure and temperature. Gas is expanded through one or more turbo-expanders, preferably reformed, and sent to a fuel cell...
8276381 Return carbon dioxide to flashed geothermal brine to control scale deposition in a geothermal power plant  
Geothermal brine always contains some carbon dioxide in solution. Separating steam from geothermal brine removes the carbon dioxide, sharply increasing the pH of the brine and causing...
8272216 Method for converting solar thermal energy  
[Subject] The subject is to provide a method of converting solar energy into the transportable and stockable secondary energy[Means for Solving the Problem]There is provided a method of converting...
8266819 Air drying system for concentrated solar power generation systems  
An air drying system for use in a concentrated solar power generation system using a fluid heat transfer medium includes a first vent pipe and a first desiccant pack. The first vent pipe extends...
8266908 Multi-heat source power plant  
According to present invention, a method is provided for operating a multi-heat source power plant using a low-medium temperature heat source fluid, wherein the multi-heat source power plant...
8261551 Energy producing device  
An energy producing device is provided that includes a heat exchanger section to provide a heat exchange material, and a thermal riser to receive the heat exchange material from the heat exchange...
8256219 Methods for enhancing efficiency of steam-based generating systems  
A system, apparatus and method for generating electricity from renewable geothermal, wind, and solar energy sources includes a heat balancer for supplementing and regulating the heat energy fed to...
8236093 Power plant emissions control using integrated organic rankine cycle  
A method of reducing the concentration of pollutants in a combustion flue gas having a first temperature is provided. The method includes the step of providing an organic Rankine cycle apparatus...
8235034 Systems moving air through a conduit within a solar heat collector having overtemperature protection  
A system including a solar heat collector and a heat receiving structure has a supply conduit extending through an airspace within the solar heat collector, to the heat receiving structure, and...
8230685 Portable solar power generator  
A solar power generator includes a number of solar cell units, a shaft and a connector assembly. Each of the solar cell units has a housing defining a through hole at one end and an opening in an...
8225609 Steam storage system for artificial solar island  
A system [500] for producing solar energy at a desired temperature and pressure range includes a primary energy source [501] that is used in a Clausius Rankine cycle, with the primary energy...
8224495 Control of power generation system having thermal energy and thermodynamic engine components  
A thermal source provides heat to a heat engine and or one or more thermal demands, including space and water heating and heat storage. Additionally the output of the heat engine may be used for...
8209984 Closed-cycle thermodynamic engine for generating electrical energy from solar energy and associated method of operation  
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for collecting and converting solar energy into electrical energy by using solar collectors with closed-cycle thermodynamic engines. The solar...
8201408 Biomass (woodfuel) cogeneration powerplant  
A sustainable closed loop system with zero waste for cogeneration of electric and thermal energy using woodfuel from a closeby energy plantation of quick growing trees such as Gliricidia Sepium....
8201409 Closed loop, hot dry rock heat recovery fluid  
The present invention is a heat recovery fluid to be used in a closed loop, hot dry rock system, where the fluid remains in a liquid state flowing down from the surface in an annular, downflow...
8191372 System and method to generate environment-friendly power by tapping atmospheric cold  
The system to generate power by freeze expansion pressure powered generator and method for tapping the energy of cold weather from the environment, comprising of flexible water chambers that...