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HYBRID SOLAR REACTOR AND HEAT STORAGE SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20170146262
A1
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A hybrid solar reactor and a heat storage system are disclosed. The hybrid solar reactor includes one or more heaters and a solar light guide assembly coupled to a shell of the reactor. The solar light guide assembly includes a solar light guide to direct solar energy to, for example, one or more reactor tubes within the shell.
Weimer, Alan W. (Niwot, CO), Hischier, Illias (Boulder, CO), Vigar, Rachel (Fairfax, VA), Lewandowski, Allan (Denver, CO), Dover, Bruce (Lockport, NY), Vander Weide, Carl (Lockport, NY), Bruggman, David (Attica, NY), Fuller, Brian (Buffalo, NY)
15/ 425,755
February 6, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AR0000404 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.