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SOLAR ENERGY ABSORBING COATINGS AND METHODS OF FABRICATION

United States Patent Application

20170073530
A1
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Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for fabricating and implementing optically absorbing coatings. In one aspect, an optically selective coating includes a substrate formed of a solar energy absorbing material, and a nanostructure material formed over the substrate as a coating capable of absorbing solar energy in a selected spectrum and reflecting the solar energy in another selected spectrum. A concentrating solar power (CSP) system includes heat transfer fluids (HTFs); thermal energy storage system (TES); and solar receivers in communication with HTFs and including a light absorbing coating layer based on cobalt oxide nanoparticles.
Jin, Sungho (San Diego, CA), Chen, Renkun (San Diego, CA), Liu, Zhaowei (San Diego, CA), Moon, Jaeyun (San Diego, CA), Kim, Tae Kyoung (La Jolla, CA), Saders, Bryan Van (San Diego, CA)
15/ 125,348
March 13, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant DE-EE0005802 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.