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Concentrated solar power generation using solar receivers

United States Patent

August 8, 2017
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Inventive concentrated solar power systems using solar receivers, and related devices and methods, are generally described. Low pressure solar receivers are provided that function to convert solar radiation energy to thermal energy of a working fluid, e.g., a working fluid of a power generation or thermal storage system. In some embodiments, low pressure solar receivers are provided herein that are useful in conjunction with gas turbine based power generation systems.
Anderson; Bruce N. (Great Falls, VA), Treece; William Dean (La Mesa, CA), Brown; Dan (Lebanon, NH), Bennhold; Florian (Osnabruk, DE), Hilgert; Christoph (Odenthal, DE)
Wilson Solarpower Corporation (Great Falls, VA)
13/ 823,013
September 16, 2011
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under grant DE-EE-0003587 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.