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SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT WITH THE INTEGRATION OF AN AERODERIVATIVE TURBINE

United States Patent Application

20120102950
A1
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Exemplary embodiments are disclosed that utilize waste heat from one or more aeroderivative turbines to provide backup thermal energy for a parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant.
TURCHI, CRAIG S. (Lakewood, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. (Golden CO)
13/ 287,868
November 2, 2011
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.