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United States Patent Application

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A hybrid solar system including a hybrid solar collector using non-imaging optics and photovoltaic components and a heat transfer and storage system in thermal communication with the hybrid solar collector, the heat transfer and storage system using particle laden gas as thermal media to simultaneously generate and store electricity and high temperature dispatchable heat.
CYGAN, David (Villa Park, IL), ABBASI, Hamid (Naperville, IL), KOZLOV, Aleksandr (Buffalo Gove, IL), WINSTON, Roland (Merced, CA), YABLONOVITCH, Eli (Oakland, CA)
14/ 959,874
December 4, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under grant ARPA-E DE-AR0000464 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.