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9038387 Solar thermal electricity generating systems with thermal storage  
Thermal energy can be stored in a fluid-based thermal storage system for later use. The stored thermal energy may be derived from steam generated using insolation in a steam-based solar power...
9037443 Systems and methods for solar power equipment  
A design system for generating a power equipment proposal for a particular location, comprises an insolation database, a load database, and a processing system. The insolation database comprises...
9032731 Cooling systems and hybrid A/C systems using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex  
A method for powering a cooling unit. The method including applying electromagnetic (EM) radiation to a complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat, transforming, using...
9027347 Solar collector, and an electrical energy generation plant including such solar collectors  
A solar collector (26) includes: an outer tube (64) of circular cross-section, closed at one of its ends, an absorption layer (52) arranged inside the outer tube (64), for absorbing solar...
9027248 Solar panel mounting apparatus and method  
A solar panel mounting system includes a plurality of solar panel support structures which can be formed from solid concrete in adjacent rows with mounting surfaces that are tilted towards the...
9010318 Extended-range heat transfer fluid using variable composition  
The present invention provides systems and methods for transferring heat using a variable composition organic heat transfer fluid that remains liquid over a wide operating temperature range useful...
9003795 Method and apparatus for operating a solar steam system  
The disclosed subject matter relates to methods and systems for operating a solar steam system in response to a detected or predicted reduced insolation condition (for example, sunset or a cloud...
8991182 Increasing the efficiency of supplemented ocean thermal energy conversion (SOTEC) systems  
A system and method for increasing the efficiency of an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system is described. In some examples, the system collects thermal energy using a solar collector,...
8955320 Methods and apparatus for latent heat (phase change) thermal storage and associated heat transfer and exchange  
In various embodiments, phase change and heat exchange methods between heat collection, heat transfer, heat exchange, heat storage, and heat utility systems are described. In certain embodiments,...
8955322 Apparatus and method for increasing power plant efficiency at partial loads  
For increasing power plant efficiency during periods of variable heat input or at partial loads, a motive fluid is cycled through a Rankine cycle power plant having a vaporizer and a superheater...
8938967 Hybrid wind turbine  
An electrical power generation system comprising a tower, a nacelle supported by the tower, a wind turbine system supported on the nacelle, a fuel cell system, a battery system, a hybrid...
8938965 Thermal powered reciprocating-force motor  
A thermal-powered reciprocating-force motor includes a shutter switchable between a first position that passes solar energy and a second position that blocks solar energy. A shape memory alloy...
8938966 Storage of electrical energy with thermal storage and return through a thermodynamic cycle  
A device and a method for using overcapacities in the power grid is provided. In case of an oversupply of energy, the energy is transferred to a thermal storage device directly via a heating...
8931276 Hybrid renewable energy system having underground heat storage apparatus  
Disclosed herein is a hybrid renewable energy system having an underground heat storage apparatus. A solar collector is provided on or around a building structure and collects solar heat to heat a...
8925319 Steam flow control system  
Systems and methods for model based steam flow control to and/or through a steam turbine component are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: at least one computing device configured to...
8919124 Hydrogen permeable pipe  
A solar thermal power plant is provided. The solar thermal power plant includes a solar collection system configured for utilizing incident solar radiation to heat a heat transfer fluid (HTF) and...
8904789 Method for generating energy by means of thermal cycles with high pressure and moderate temperature steam  
The invention relates to a method for generating energy by means of thermal cycles with high pressure and moderate temperature steam, which allows improving the energy and operational efficiency...
8899044 Surface tension mediated conversion of light to work  
Disclosed are a method and apparatus for converting light energy to mechanical energy by modification of surface tension on a supporting fluid. The apparatus comprises an object which may be...
8893505 Integrated solar-gas turbine cogeneration plant  
The integrated solar-gas turbine cogeneration plant includes a fuel reformer, a plurality of solar collectors, and a gas turbine. The fuel reformer produces syngas to be used as fuel for the gas...
8881530 Fuel heating system for startup of a combustion system  
A system may include an insulated water tank configured to store a first heated water from a first plant component during operation of a plant, and a fuel heater comprising a heat exchanger,...
8875514 Thermo-electric engine  
A thermo-electric engine with a working fluid operative in a closed Rankine cycle to enable a harvesting energy from an external source of thermodynamic energy, such as an internal combustion...
8869530 Flag-shaped heat exchanger for capturing radiation  
The present invention relates to a heat exchanger configured to capture energy by radiation, comprising at least one flag-shaped basic exchanger (10), including: a) an input collector (5) and an...
8863493 Solar power plant with integrated gas turbine  
A hybrid solar power plant includes a first circuit including a first flow medium and a second circuit including a second flow medium. The first circuit includes at least one solar collector to...
8857187 Steam turbine plant  
A steam turbine plant of one embodiment includes a solar energy collector configured to collect solar heat, a boiler configured to change water into steam by the solar heat, a high pressure...
8857182 Power generation through artificial transpiration  
A method and apparatus for transporting a fluid wherein a pressure difference for causing transport of the fluid to occur is generated by membrane, which may include a network of pores, preferably...
8839621 Hybrid power plant  
A hybrid power plant is described in which a pressurized water nuclear reactor or a biomass-fueled power plant, which have a relatively low operating temperature, such as, is combined with a coal...
8833051 Method for operation of an integrated solar combined-cycle power station, and a solar combined-cycle power station for carrying out this method  
A method is provided for operation of an integrated solar combined-cycle power station. The power station includes a water/steam circuit having a steam turbine and a heat recovery steam generator...
8833076 Thermal storage system  
A thermal storage system includes a first tank and a second tank thermally interfaced with the first tank. A pump is connected between the first tank and the second tank to move a fluid from the...
8826638 Hybrid supercritical carbon dioxide geothermal systems  
Provided herein are geothermal power generating systems utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid and superheating the extracted the emitted carbon dioxide utilizing external...
8821602 Systems and methods for providing supplemental aqueous thermal energy  
Systems and methods for collecting, storing, and conveying aqueous thermal energy are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a floating film retains solar energy in a volume of water located under...
8820076 Solar heat collecting apparatus and solar power generation system  
According to one embodiment, a solar heat collecting apparatus comprises a first heat exchanging unit and a second heat exchanging unit. The first heat exchanging unit includes a first pipe...
8820081 Method for operating a power plant  
A method for operating a hybrid power plant comprising fuel-operated heating and solar energy heating of carrier fluids, wherein a first portion of total power provided by the power plant is based...
8813496 Multi-heat source power plant  
An apparatus for increasing the efficiency of a multi-heat source power plant includes a thermal collector having access to heat from a solar collector as a heat source for heating a fluid to a...
8786140 High efficiency magnetohydrodynamic power generation using ultra-high magnetic fields and novel cooling  
A magnetohydrodynamic energy conversion device with an electrically conductive working fluid flowing through a conduit in a magnetic field has permanent magnets aligned for maximum field density...
8783033 Wind- and radiation-energy collector system  
A wind-energy and radiation-energy collector system has at least one radiation-energy collector with a radiation-absorbing absorber and a reflector element. The reflector element collects...
8776784 Solar power device  
A concentrating solar power device may include a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, and a thermal storage device. The primary mirror may reflect solar rays from the sun towards the secondary...
8774974 Real-time photovoltaic power plant control system  
A real-time photovoltaic power plant control system and method of control for plant output, voltage regulation and/or power factor regulation. The system comprises a grid interface controller...
8763397 Device and process to reduce pressure and temperature loss from a solar thermal receiver  
A solar-thermal receiver with a superheater isolation valve is disclosed. The superheater isolation valve is positioned so as to impede the transfer of steam from a steam drum or vertical...
8752379 Hybrid solar/non-solar energy generation system and method  
A hybrid solar/non-solar thermal generation system includes a solar concentrator and collector, and fiber optic cables that transfer collected solar radiation to a solar to thermal converter. The...
8745809 Glass surface cleaning device  
A cleaning device includes a first expansion unit in which a first expansion member is received and the first expansion unit is connected to a cylinder which has a piston received therein and the...
8739512 Combined cycle power plant  
Combined cycle power plants and related methods are disclosed here. In the plants, a mediating thermal energy storage unit is used to store waste or residual thermal energy recovered from a heat...
8739776 Solar light condensing system  
Problem to be Solved The present invention is made in view of the above-described circumstances. An object of the present invention is to provide a sunlight collecting system achieving suppression...
8726899 Solar light condensing system  
Provided is a solar light concentrating system which realizes suppression of power generation costs by applying a receiver 2 that is capable of suppressing a manufacturing cost to a low level,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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