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8186342 Solar thermal power station  
A solar energy transfer system including a spherical dish measuring 0-100 meters in diameter, with stem measuring 0-100 meters in length (its length depends on the dish dimensions), perpendicular...
8169101 Renewable energy electric generating system  
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...
8167041 Apparatus and method for energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly recovery of bitumen  
A system and method for energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly recovery of bitumen aims at recovering unconventional oil in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way that has the...
8151569 System and method for transmitting thermal energy  
A system and method for transmitting thermal energy. The system includes an intake for introducing air at a first temperature; an exhaust for exhausting the air, the exhaust being provided at a...
8151568 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,...
8146362 OTEC system  
An Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system comprising a self-contained submersible OTEC plant is disclosed. The OTEC plant comprises a electrical generation system and a thermal mass whose...
8141666 Solar powered airport baggage cart  
A solar powered baggage cart that includes a baggage container portion, an operator platform, front wheels and rear wheels underlying the baggage cart for supporting, and an array of photo-voltaic...
8132409 Solar collection and conversion system and methods and apparatus for control thereof  
Systems and methods for collecting solar energy and converting it to heat, mechanical work, or electricity on a small scale and utilizing one or more system components originally adapted for use...
8127545 Solar energy trap and turbine  
A solar energy turbine includes solar energy trap (1110) having a chamber with an inlet port (12), such that solar energy (13) entering the chamber through the inlet port is absorbed and reflected...
8129850 Solar wind chime  
A solar wind chime having a structure that supports a solar energy system, a electrical subsystem, a cage, and a chime. The solar energy system includes a rechargeable electrical power source...
8126595 System and method for controlling hydronic systems having multiple sources and multiple loads  
A system and method are provided to control hydronic systems having a plurality of sources, including at least one of an on-demand source, a semi-on-demand source, and an intermittent source that...
8119963 High efficiency counterbalanced dual axis solar tracking array frame system  
A high efficiency, environmentally friendly system comprising a plurality of photovoltaic solar collecting panels (PV panels) is disclosed. The system comprises an outer frame to which a plurality...
8117843 Ocean thermal energy conversion system  
An Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system is disclosed. The OTEC system generates electrical energy based on a difference in the temperatures of the water from a surface region of a body of...
8112996 Systems and methods for collecting solar energy for conversion to electrical energy with multiple thermodynamic engines and piezoelectric generators  
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for collecting and converting solar energy into electrical energy by using solar collectors with multiple closed-cycle thermodynamic engines...
8109094 System and method for aquifer geo-cooling  
A geo-cooling system of specified cooling capacity for cooling a known heat load is disclosed. The system includes a cool water aquifer, a cool water production well and a heated water injection...
8087246 Solar thermal electric power generation system, heating medium supply system, and temperature fluctuation suppressing device  
A temperature fluctuation suppressing device for a heating medium is provided which is capable of sufficiently suppressing temperature fluctuations of the heating medium at the time of supplying...
8087245 Solar concentrator plant  
Which, using a heat transfer fluid in any thermodynamic cycle or system for using process heat, comprises: two-dimensional solar concentrator means for heating the heat transfer fluid from a...
8083902 Evaporative desalination system  
The evaporative desalination system removes salt and contaminants from brine or salt water to produce purified potable water. The evaporative desalination system includes an inclined housing...
8079420 Sealing device  
A sealing device is disclosed for separating sections inside an elongate hole with at least one duct extending inside and along the hole. The sealing device includes a first portion which is...
8069666 System for generating shaft horsepower using waste heat  
One or more systems for generating shaft horsepower by using waste heat from combustion exhaust are provided herein. The system can include a heat recovery silencer, a turbine, a compressor, a...
8065877 Solar energy converting device and power supply system including the same  
A solar energy converting device includes a frame, a container, a thermal expansion member, a connecting rod, an inductor and magnetic members. The frame defines an opening. The container is...
8056350 Cooling apparatus for air conditioning and heat pumps  
An apparatus for cooling, comprising: a liquid pump for transport of fluid through a heating cycle, an external heat source for heating the fluid in the heating cycle, for example a solar heater...
8047275 Ground water restoration type terrestrial heat exchanger using auto temperature bypass apparatus  
A pipe well; a ground water outlet pipe inserted into the pipe well; a submerged pump installed at the ground water outlet pipe; a heat exchanger in which the ground water is circulated and...
8042338 Atmospheric temperature difference power generator  
This invention consists of a process for utilizing the atmospheric temperature variation with height to produce useful energy. It is accomplished by the use of a lighter than air condensable fluid...
8044530 Fluid-based electrical generator  
The fluid-based electrical generator utilizes driven flow of a fluid to power an electrical generator for driving an external electrical device. The generator includes a reservoir having at least...
8042337 Method and apparatus for solar tracking and energy collection  
This invention relates to the sun location tracking method and apparatus of solar heat or photovoltaic collectors which are composed of a solar heat comparison collector for tracing the sun, a...
8041461 System and method for controlling hydronic systems having multiple sources and multiple loads  
A system and method are provided to control hydronic systems having a plurality of sources, including at least one of an on-demand source, a semi-on-demand source, and an intermittent source that...
8033110 Solar power generation with multiple energy conversion modes  
A multi-mode solar power generation system can include a first energy conversion system that generates electricity from a working fluid heated by a portion of solar radiation focused by a...
8024928 Method and apparatus for using solar energy to enhance the operation of a compressed air energy storage system  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for using solar energy to enhance the efficiency of a compressed air energy storage system (and visa-versa). The apparatus comprises a photovoltaic...
8020382 Closed loop, hot dry rock heat recovery process  
The present invention is a closed loop system of heat recovery in hot dry rock or in water-containing formations for generation of electrical power. Recovery of heat from such formations is...
8016049 Method and apparatus for installing a borehole heat exchanger in the earth  
In a method of installing a borehole heat exchanger in the earth, a channel is formed in the earth by means of a pushing device, thereby causing a compression of the earth as a result of earth...
8001960 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....
8001785 Solar energy-based water heating and power generating module  
A solar energy-based water heating and power generating module includes a factory-fabricated compound module panel usable as a cover panel for building, car or ship and capable of absorbing solar...
8001784 Hydrothermal energy and deep sea resource recovery system  
A system that utilizes the naturally superheated fluids available from hydrothermal vents to harness the almost limitless quantities of heat energy they contain. It consists of one major system...
7987674 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...
7984613 Geothermal power generation system and method for adapting to mine shafts  
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...
7982343 Magnetohydrodynamic engergy conversion device using solar radiation as an energy source  
A magnetohydrodynamic energy conversion device has a tungsten housing containing a working fluid and a conduit leading from and reentering the housing under pressure developed by heating the fluid...
7975482 Method and device for the utilization of supercritical subsurface steam in combination with supercritical thermal and hydraulic power stations  
Disclosed are a method and a device for utilizing supercritical subsurface steam as combined supercritical thermal and hydraulic power stations at an efficiency of 50 percent, using molten bath...
7973235 Hybrid solar lighting distribution systems and components  
A hybrid solar lighting distribution system and components having at least one hybrid solar concentrator, at least one fiber receiver, at least one hybrid luminaire, and a light distribution...
7964787 Hybrid solar power generator  
A hybrid means for producing and storing power derived from a photovoltaic source through pneumatic, mechanical and chemical means utilizing pressure tanks, air turbines and batteries. To regulate...
7954322 Floating solar energy conversion and storage apparatus  
A solar energy conversion and storage apparatus floats on a body of water and confines and stores a large quantity of solar-heated water for producing electricity with a closed-cycle heat engine....
7954321 Solar power plant and method and/or system of storing energy in a concentrated solar power plant  
A method for storing heat from a solar collector CSTC in Concentrating Solar Power plants and delivering the heat to the power plant PP when needed. The method uses a compressed gas such as carbon...
7937943 Heat engines  
This invention provides heat engines based on the structure of internal combustion engines and employs a gaseous working fluid without combustion. The heat engine comprises at least a piston and...
7930889 Gas or steam turbine with inlet air cooling  
A power plant with an industrial gas turbine engine or a steam turbine to drives an electric generator to generate electric power. The compressor of the IGT or the condenser of the steam turbine...
7922873 Method and apparatus for desalinating water combined with power generation  
A method and apparatus for desalinating water combined with power generation, wherein a desalination system is used for desalinating coastal seawater and is operationally related to a power...
7911073 System and method for a hydro-hydraulic gravitational generator  
A system and method for generating electricity using a hydro-hydraulic gravitational generator. In such a system, a main housing that is disposed in deep water may be exposed to deep water...
7905092 Solar-powered shielding mechanism  
Solar-powered shielding mechanism is disclosed. The mechanism includes a shield, a pair of tracks, an energy collecting device for collecting solar energy, storage for storing liquid being heated...
7900450 Thermodynamic power conversion cycle and methods of use  
A high efficiency thermodynamic power conversion cycle is disclosed using thermal storage, atmospheric heat exchangers, and wind channeling in a synergistic method. Using the preferred...
7900452 Clathrate ice thermal transport for ocean thermal energy conversion  
A substance is added to cold ocean water in a cold water pipe of an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system. The substance raises the freezing point of the ocean water in a cold water heat...
7900451 Power and regasification system for LNG  
The present invention provides a power and regasification system based on liquefied natural gas (LNG), comprising a vaporizer by which liquid motive fluid is vaporized, said liquid motive fluid...