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US20090044848 Nanostructured Material-Based Thermoelectric Generators  
A thermoelectric device that can exhibit substantially high specific power density is provided. The device includes core having a p-type element made from carbon nanotube and an n-type element....
US20100236253 Method and system for using renewable energy sources  
Method for using renewable energy sources comprising at least one remote energy generation plant which may be operated by a renewable energy source, a production measurement unit at the location...
US20110137480 SUPPLEMENTAL SOLAR SUPERHEATED STEAM IN A CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER-ENABLED POWER PLANT  
Supplying supplemental superheated steam to a steam turbine in a solar-fossil-fuel hybrid power plant feeding steam from a boiler portion of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) of the...
US20070209529 Solar powered compaction apparatus  
A trash compactor designed for public use is powered by a photovoltaic cell array. This allows the trash compactor to be placed in locations where no power is available, but with frequent human...
US20110100005 WATER RECLAMATION IN A CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER-ENABLED POWER PLANT  
Water reclamation from gas turbine combustion exhaust flow presents an opportunity to provide water for use in a solar-fossil-fuel hybrid power plant, particularly in arid environments. Cooled...
US20070163260 Method for converting thermal energy into mechanical work  
The present invention relates to a method for converting thermal energy into mechanical work with the following steps: supply of a hot heat transfer medium to a first working chamber of a first...
US20120255309 UTILIZING STEAM AND/OR HOT WATER GENERATED USING SOLAR ENERGY  
Methods, systems, and apparatus by which steam and/or hot water generated using solar energy may be utilized to generate electricity or work are disclosed herein. A method in one instance may...
US20100117372 Hybrid Wind Turbine  
A thermal energy system comprises a primary thermal energy system, a solar thermal energy system, a burner, and a heat recovery system. The solar thermal energy system comprises a pipe for...
US20140060050 ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEM  
Systems and methods for transforming solar energy into mechanical and/or electrical energy by using an ORC fluid in an ORC cycle configuration. The ORC cycle configuration includes a heat source...
US20120216536 SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE POWER CYCLE CONFIGURATION FOR USE IN CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS  
Methods and solar power generation systems including a working fluid circuit providing for the flow of supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) therein. The methods and systems may also include a...
US20070157614 Hybrid Generation with Alternative Fuel Sources  
A generating facility is provided for generating electricity from both solar and non-solar energy sources. The solar generating portion of the facility includes capability to directly generate...
US20110100004 ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF A CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER-ENABLED POWER PLANT  
A solar-fossil-fuel hybrid power plant is controlled using thermal energy processing component thermal inertia characteristic data and atmospheric condition prediction information to adjust plant...
US20140020384 POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT ROTARY VANE ENGINE  
The present invention is an engine, which includes a positive displacement compression process, a variably fueled, continuous combustor and/or heat exchanger, and a positive displacement,...
US20090126364 CONVECTIVE/RADIATIVE COOLING OF CONDENSER COOLANT  
A system for effecting cooling of a coolant fluid is provided, the system comprising: a solar energy collector system; and fluid channels for the coolant fluid that are at least partially above...
US20120144831 METHOD OF GENERATING SUPERHEATED STEAM IN A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT AND SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  
A method of generating superheated steam in a solar thermal power plant is provided, in which in a flow section for heat transfer medium steam is generated by solar energy in an evaporator zone...
US20140060519 Generation Of Steam For Use In An Industrial Process  
A method of generating steam for use in an industrial process is disclosed. The industrial process may for example be power generation or desalination. The method comprises: (a) pressurising a...
US20080127647 Solar-Generated Steam Retrofit for Supplementing Natural-Gas Combustion at Combined Cycle Power Plants  
A method is provided for retrofitting an existing combined cycle power plant to generate renewable electricity and decrease the power plant heat rate using solar energy. The method is applied to...
US20090211249 INSTALLATION FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM SOLAR ENERGY  
An installation for generating electrical energy from solar energy, includes: a hot source (2),a cold source (4),a heat machine (5) for producing electricity using the hot source (2) and the cold...
US20120137683 RUN-UP METHOD FOR A SOLAR STEAM POWER PLANT  
A run-up method for a solar steam power plant is proposed. In the run-up method an auxiliary steam is used to generate seal steam for a steam-turbine of the power plant. The auxiliary steam is...
US20100287933 THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS  
A thermal energy storage apparatus capable of storing large quantities of heat uses a plurality of energy storage zones having essentially the same thermal energy storage capacity per zone. The...
US20090260359 SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  
A solar thermal power plant 10 includes a steam generation portion 12 and a turbine 30. The steam generation portion 12 includes a steam drum 50 that separates water and steam, and an evaporator...
US20090125152 METHOD OF MEASUREMENT, CONTROL, AND REGULATION FOR THE SOLAR THERMAL HYBRIDIZATION OF A FOSSIL FIRED RANKINE CYCLE  
A method of measurement, control, and regulation for a solar integrated Rankine cycle power generation system can include a central processing unit (CPU) which receives input from an operator...
US20120174582 HYBRID SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR, AND SOLAR POWER PLANT INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SUCH COLLECTOR  
A collector is provided including at least one photovoltaic cell for converting solar energy into electric energy, and at least one heat sink for converting solar energy into heat energy by...
US20140060046 Thermal Storage System and Power Generation System Including the Same  
A thermal storage system 1 includes: heat transfer medium that absorbs the solar thermal energy; phase-change material 10a6 that is heat exchanged with the heat transfer medium; and first thermal...
US20130004801 REACTOR, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLID REACTANT BASED THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES  
A method and system for solid reactant based thermochemical process are disclosed. A metal oxide or solid reactant having a crystal structure associated with a characteristic state of high...
US20130152586 Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Generation System and Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Generation Method  
An integrated solar combined cycle power generation system includes a solar heat collector for collecting solar heat and generating solar heat steam; a gas turbine; a gas turbine exhaust heat...
US20130081395 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER  
A system includes a gas turbine system, a thermal energy storage device, and a heat recovery system. The gas turbine system is powered by solar energy to generate a first amount of electric power....
US20110000213 METHOD AND SYSTEM INTEGRATING SOLAR HEAT INTO A REGENERATIVE RANKINE STEAM CYCLE  
A method to integrate collected solar thermal energy into the feedwater system of a Rankine cycle power plant is disclosed. This novelty uses a closed loop, single phase fluid system to collect...
US20060260314 Method and system integrating combined cycle power plant with a solar rankine power plant  
A combined cycle power generation system can be combined with a solar Rankine power generation system such that the integrated system has improved power generation efficiency over two stand-alone...
US20140174095 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...
US20120255300 SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  
A solar thermal power plant including a solar collector steam generator unit for generating steam, a solar collector steam superheater unit for superheating the steam, and a steam turbine is...
US20100199668 AIR POWER GENERATOR TOWER  
The invention relates to continuously mass-producing electric power with a low cost, without pollution, greenhouse gas emission, consumption of limited natural resources, wastes and independently...
US20100071869 COOLING SYSTEM  
Apparatus for cooling, the apparatus including a solar tower having a collector extending radially outwardly from a base of a chimney, the collector being for heating air at least in part using...
US20080022683 Storing Thermal Energy and Generating Electricity  
Because the efficiency of the thermal energy storage technology is inherently restricted, its beneficial use is limited to very particular economic boundary conditions, i.e. a large difference...
US20150068205 STEAM TURBINE PLANT  
The object of the present invention is to carry out a highly efficient power generation or to efficiently use an exhaust heat of a low temperature. A steam turbine plant includes a steam turbine 1...
US20130086904 Solar Thermal Power Plant  
There is disclosed a method of generating superheated steam for use in power generation. The method comprises: (a) preheating feed water to a temperature below its boiling point; (b) boiling the...
US20130111902 Solar power system and method of operating a solar power system  
A solar power system includes a steam turbine with a plurality of pressure stages, a first solar field for heating water or water steam, and a first heat exchanger. The first heat exchanger is...
US20110308248 PRESSURIZED-GAS POWERED COMPRESSOR AND SYSTEM COMPRISING SAME  
The present invention provides a compressor powered by a pressurized gas, whether steam or another working fluid, and a system for extracting work using such as compressor. The pressurized gas may...
US20100162700 Method and device for intermediate superheating in solar direct evaporation in a solar-thermal power plant  
A solar-thermal power plant is provided. The solar-thermal power plant includes a working fluid circuit, a solar steam generator based on direct evaporation and a steam turbine for relieving the...
US20140033676 UNIQUE METHOD OF SOLAR INTEGRATION IN COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT  
A method of integrating a supplemental steam source into a combined cycle plant comprising a gas turbine engine, generator and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) by providing a solar steam...
US20130285380 THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHODS  
Insolation can be used to heat a solar fluid for use in generating electricity. During periods of relatively higher insolation, excess enthalpy in a superheated solar fluid can be stored in a...
US20080216478 INTEGRATION OF A WATER-SPLITTING PROCESS WITH PRODUCTION OF FERTILIZER PRECURSORS  
Methods and apparatus for the integration of a water splitting process with the production of fertilizer precursors such as ammonia, nitric acid, and sulfuric acid are provided. At least one of...
US20150096298 PRESSURE POWER SYSTEM  
The invention relates to energy conversion and generation systems, and more specifically, to a system and method of generating and converting energy by way of a pressure differential in a working...
US20080029035 Solar powered bird feeder  
A bird feeder having an LED lighting system that is powered by solar energy. The bird feeder may also include an active cover plate with a pair of transparent light diffusers to diffuse light into...
US20140345276 ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEM WITH SATURATED LIQUID STORAGE AND METHOD  
A closed loop system for producing energy using an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and an ORC fluid, comprising a first solar power source (52) configured to heat an ORC liquid to a saturated ORC...
US20100223925 SOLAR THERMAL RECEIVER AND SOLAR THERMAL POWER GENERATION FACILITY  
A solar thermal receiver capable of improving the power generation efficiency in solar thermal power generation, reducing the production cost, and enhancing the thermal shock resistance and a...
US20120274069 DUAL FLUID CIRCUIT SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A VAPOROUS WORKING FLUID USING SOLAR ENERGY  
Systems for producing vaporous working fluid are provided, including: a first fluid passage configured to convey a working fluid to a first solar heating system, wherein the first solar heating...
US20080034757 Method and system integrating solar heat into a regenerative rankine cycle  
Systems and methods of integrating solar energy into a Rankine cycle power generation system can enhance efficiency of the system. Solar heat can be collected in an array of solar heat collectors....
US20130312410 STEAM RANKINE CYCLE SOLAR PLANT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH PLANTS  
The invention relates to a Steam Rankine cycle solar plant and a method of operating thereof. The plant comprises a steam generator for generating steam from solar thermal energy, a feed line...
US20130205778 THERMAL SOLAR ABSORBER SYSTEM GENERATING HEAT AND ELECTRICITY  
The invention provides a solar power system for use as a solar roofing concept based on an absorber system with a solar thermal absorber and a circulation system for circulating absorber liquid...

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