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7127894 Solar thermal energy conversion system  
A solar cell floats over a body of saline water. A submerged fresh water collection system underlies the cell. A partial vacuum is created in the solar cell for drawing water vapor from the cell...
7124583 Geothermal power generator  
A Geothermal Power Generator which includes apparatus and method for the in-situ recovery of geothermal energy using thermionic or thermotunnelling converters. These are diode devices which...
7124584 System and method for heat recovery from geothermal source of heat  
A system is disclosed for generating energy from a geothermal heat source. The system includes a fluid injection system configured for injecting fluid into a subterranean formation and a fluid...
7112893 Power generating wind turbine  
A turbine system includes a rigid frame including a plurality of elongated rectilinear beams. The rigid frame spans across a top portion of a cooling tower and is axially registered with the...
7089740 Method of generating power from naturally occurring heat without fuels and motors using the same  
A method of generating power is disclosed wherein a liquid having a boiling point near the ambient temperature when it is under atmospheric or moderately higher pressures, preferably propane,...
7062911 Natural thermo-carrier heat release system  
A natural thermo-carrier heat release system that provides open or closed temperature regulation on an object with temperature delta to receive the heat release based on the work principle of...
7059131 Method and system for exchanging earth energy between earthly bodies and an energy exchanger, especially to produce an electric current  
An energy exchanger (2) is connected to an earth energy exchanger (18) via a flow line (10) and a return flow line (14). The flow line (10) and the return flow line (14) are both provided with a...
7045702 Solar-paneled windmill  
A solar-paneled windmill is provided having aerodynamic fan blades provided with solar panels. The windmill produces electricity using wind energy and solar energy. In another embodiment, magnets...
7028477 Method for generating electric power and electric battery  
A plurality of metallic members are laminated via corresponding insulating members to form a metallic layered structure. Then, an energy beam is irradiated onto the metallic layered structure to...
7024857 Solar receiver with a plurality of working fluid inlets  
A solar receiver (2) comprises a housing (4) defining a receiver chamber (12) and an aperture (14); a window (16) mounted in the aperture (14); at least two inlet means (17) axially spaced from...
7013645 Apparatus and method for generating electrical energy  
An energy producing apparatus and method are provided to harness thermal energy from a down hole resource (such as oil or gas) on an offshore rig and to generate electrical power from the thermal...
7003955 Enhanced pumped storage power system  
An enhanced pumped storage power system. More particularly, the invention is a regenerative power system that utilizes the gravitational forces of downward movement of large quantities of water to...
6996988 AutoSolar Thermal Electric Conversion (ASTEC) solar power system  
A thermal collection system has a first tank for storing relatively hot working fluid and a second tank for storing relatively cold working fluid. A heat exchanger is connected for receiving the...
6994156 Air-conditioning system with thermal storage  
An air-conditioning system with thermal storage system for storing cooling capacity. The storage system comprises a quantity of fill material that preferably comprises water or similar liquid that...
6981377 System and method for generation of electricity and power from waste heat and solar sources  
Recovery of electric power from low-grade waste heat/solar energy, comprising a closed-cycle charged refrigerant loop. Pressurized refrigerant fluid is pumped at ambient temperature through a heat...
6979911 Method and apparatus for solar power conversion  
A solar power conversion system using a plurality of engines to convert solar energy to electrical energy. The plurality of engines are supported adjacent to a housing having a single thermal...
6971238 Method for disposal of produced water  
A method and apparatus useful for disposing of the high volumes of produced water associated with coal bed methane natural gas wells. The method taught is to create steam from the produced water...
6966184 Photovoltaic power generating apparatus, method of producing same and photovoltaic power generating system  
A photovoltaic power generating apparatus is provided which comprises a single solar cell element formed on a substrate and a plurality of power conversion devices individually connected to the...
6962053 Wind power plant comprising a seawater desalination system  
A wind power plant with a tower, a gondola carried by the latter so as to rotate about an axis and a rotor mounted in the gondola, the tower containing an evaporator and a vapor compressor...
6962052 Energy generation mechanism device and system  
The present invention is converting any environmental heat into a useful form of energy, by utilizing kinetic energy of randomly moving particles, by use a mechanism which selectively block...
6957536 Systems and methods for generating electrical power from solar energy  
Systems and methods capable of producing electrical power from solar energy through the use of air cycles without fossil fuel combustion. The system includes a solar receiver, a generator, a...
6955049 Machine and system for power generation through movement of water  
A machine and system for power generation through movement of water having an array of power generating cells electrically interconnected, where the array is configured in an interchangeable...
6945049 Regasification system and method  
The present invention provides a novel regasification method and system in which the evaporative coolant is forced through an evaporation and condensation cycle, allowing control of the...
6931851 Solar central receiver with inboard headers  
A solar power plant having a plurality of receiver panels mounted in a circular fashion about a solar receiver. Each receiver panel includes a plurality of tubes that terminate at each end at a...
6920757 Water displacement apparatus  
A water displacement apparatus is provided which uses the heat from the sun to displace water from a water collection means. The water collection means has a water container member which may be...
6912853 Method of and apparatus for increasing the output of a geothermal steam power plant  
In accordance with the present invention, a method is provided for increasing the output of a geothermal steam turbine power plant comprising the steps of: providing a separate, additional flash...
6892539 Rotary heat engine  
The engine consists of an annular array of chambers (hot leg), individually connected to an adjacent continuous condenser (cold leg), and containing a quantity of working fluid and gas—the gas...
6886339 Trough-stirling concentrated solar power system  
A solar power collection system capable of operating with a positioning system that provides movement of the system about only a single axis of rotation. The solar power collection system includes...
6884934 Solar-battery array, and photovoltaic power generation system  
A solar-battery array comprising a plurality of solar batteries, which is characterized by satisfying the relationship of V2<0 and V1+V2>0, where V1 is the voltage to ground of the positive-pole...
6863028 Tidal irrigation and electrical system (TIES)  
A tidal irrigation and electrical system used to harness the power of the ocean tide to generate electricity, create sustainable aquaculture, act as a CO2 sink, and generate hydrocarbons. An...
6851260 Shape memory alloy actuator  
A shape memory alloy actuator comprising a body (1) connected through an arm (5) with an activating member (15), the body (1) being arranged for rotation around a pivot (2) and connected to a...
6841891 Electrogasdy anamic method for generation electrical energy  
A process is provided for producing electrical energy from thermal energy in which charges are separated between two working media triboelectrically or electrostatically, the charges are moved...
6831221 System and method for power generation  
A method for powering a vehicle comprises, in one embodiment, receiving infrared radiation emitted as heat from a roadway surface, and converting energy of the infrared radiation to a form of...
6820421 Low temperature geothermal system  
A new thermodynamic cycle is disclosed for converting energy from a low temperature stream from an external source into useable energy using a working fluid comprising of a mixture of a low...
6820420 Solar-based power generating system  
A solar-based power generating system including an electrical alternator or generator for generating electrical power in which the alternator or generator is driven by a refrigerant circulating...
6818818 Concentrating solar energy receiver  
There is disclosed herein a concentrating solar energy receiver comprising a primary parabolic reflector having a center and a high reflectivity surface on a concave side of the reflector and...
6804962 Solar energy desalination system  
A desalination system is driven by a solar powered boiler that outputs a pressurized vapor to drive an expander that generates output motive force. A pump is responsive to the motive force to...
6786045 Thermal reciprocating engine  
The present invention provides novel engine technologies for power generation and work applications. The engines transform sunlight, heat, or cold, directly into mechanical force. The invention...
6775982 Solar heat utilization stirling engine power generation plant  
Objects of the invention is to make a fuel for generating power unnecessary, to generate no carbon dioxide (CO2) by generating power without burning substance, and to make it possible to supply a...
6772593 Solar vortex electric power generator  
The SOLAR VORTEX ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR utilizes hot, unstable air on a flat surface when drawn under the collector surface to rise in a central tower where it acts as a controlled tornado...
6768049 Thermophotovoltaic electric power generating apparatus and power generating method thereof  
A thermophotovoltaic power generating apparatus that heats an emitter by a combustion gas produced by fuel and air, and converts light radiated from the emitter into electric power by using...
6739136 Combustion system for hybrid solar fossil fuel receiver  
A combustion system for a hybrid solar receiver comprises a pre-mixer which combines air and fuel to form an air-fuel mixture. The mixture is introduced tangentially into a cooling jacket. A...
6735946 Direct illumination free piston stirling engine solar cavity  
A solar power system is provided for converting sunlight into electricity. The solar power system utilizes a mirror to focus the sunlight into a cavity of an absorption chamber. The cavity...
6730840 Concentrating photovoltaic module and concentrating photovoltaic power generating system  
A concentrating photovoltaic module comprising: a lightguide member having at least one exit face and a plurality of entrance faces; and at least one solar cell placed immediately after the exit...
6717045 Photovoltaic array module design for solar electric power generation systems  
The invention relates to a solar photovoltaic array module design, which constitutes three steps of optical concentrations of photovoltaic electric power generation systems. A compound parabolic...
6708494 Device for utlilizing geothermal heat and method for operating the same  
An apparatus and a method for using geothermal energy include the use of at least a first conduit, through which a working substance is carried downward into the interior of the Earth, at least...
6705085 Downhole electric power generator  
A power generator for use in a wellbore formed in an earth formation, comprising an internal combustion engine having a cylinder and a piston defining a combustion chamber in the cylinder, the...
6701711 Molten salt receiver cooling system  
A flow of molten salt is provided through a solar-thermal heat exchange receiver. The receiver converts solar energy, reflected from heliostats, to thermal energy that is stored in molten salt. A...
6703555 Solar cell string, solar cell array and solar photovoltaic power system  
The solar cell string of the present invention comprises a plurality of solar cells interconnected in series and/or parallel, one positive terminal, and one negative terminal, wherein at least a...
6700054 Solar collector for solar energy systems  
A solar collection system and method having means for receiving solar radiation through a main refractive interface and means for internally reflecting at least once, at least a portion of the...