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SOLAR HEAT COLLECTOR

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
126634000 With means to convey fluent medium through collector 257
126600000 With means to reposition solar collector for optimum radiation exposure 215
126572000 With control means energized in response to actuator stimulated by condition sensor 141
126684000 With concentrating reflector 85
126704000 Collector housing 57
126617000 With heat storage mass 39
126609000 With auxiliary heat source for fluent medium 30
126680000 Energy concentrator with support for material heated 27
126621000 Solar collector forms part of building roof 26
126628000 Including means to utilize fluent medium from collector to heat interior of building 22
126623000 Solar collector supported on existing roof structure 21
126698000 With concentrating lens 15
126624000 Rollable or foldable collector unit of nonrigid material 12
126678000 Particular fluent medium including radiation absorbing material 11
126570000 Having external damage preventer 11
126683000 With concentrating reflector and concentrating lens 7
126701000 Controlling solar radiation 5
20100101565Passive Solar Wire Screens for Buildings - Passive solar wire screens mount vertically on an edifice. The screens have rods vertically arranged parallel to one another and have wires horizontally arranged parallel to one another. The wires attach to the rods and have first surfaces facing away from the edifice in an upward direction from vertical. The wires also have second surfaces facing toward the edifice in a downward direction from vertical. When the sun has a summer elevation on the horizon, the first surfaces passively reflect solar energy incident thereto away from the wire screens. When the sun has a winter elevation on the horizon, however, the first surfaces passively reflect solar energy incident thereto toward the second surfaces, which in turn passively reflect the solar energy toward the edifice. A concave surface on the wires can also reflect thermal energy back to the edifice.04-29-2010
20120067340Passive Solar Wire Screens for Buildings - Passive solar wire screens mount vertically on an edifice. The screens have rods vertically arranged parallel to one another and have wires horizontally arranged parallel to one another. The wires attach to the rods and have first surfaces facing away from the edifice in an upward direction from vertical. The wires also have second surfaces facing toward the edifice in a downward direction from vertical. When the sun has a summer elevation on the horizon, the first surfaces passively reflect solar energy incident thereto away from the wire screens. When the sun has a winter elevation on the horizon, however, the first surfaces passively reflect solar energy incident thereto toward the second surfaces, which in turn passively reflect the solar energy toward the edifice. A concave surface on the wires can also reflect thermal energy back to the edifice.03-22-2012
20100083953HIGH EFFICIENCY SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES AND METHODS - A solar energy device includes a first prism with a dichroic surface and a reflective surface opposite the dichroic surface. A first solar cell is positioned to receive light rays passing through the dichroic surface. A second solar cell positioned to receive light rays from the reflective surface.04-08-2010
20080251066Solar Radiator - A solar radiator comprising at least one panel (10-16-2008
20110253129Apparatus for Conditioning Space Under Solar Collectors and Arrays Thereof - An apparatus for conditioning a space under an array of solar collectors has a conditioner for conditioning the space under the array, a condensation surface for condensing water vapor in the space, a drip surface for collecting the condensed water vapor, a radiant barrier for insulating the space under the array from a heat radiating from above the radiant barrier, a wall member for enclosing the space under the array, and a cover member for covering a gap between adjacent solar collectors of the array. The apparatus can be adapted for use with a single solar collector or an array of solar collectors.10-20-2011
126627000 Foldable collector unit of rigid material 3
20090007901SOLAR COLLECTOR SYSTEM FOR SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS - A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.01-08-2009
20110277748Closable Solar Collector - The closable solar collector has a stand, a solar panel body, a ball screw and a linking assembly. The solar panel body is mounted on the stand and has a base solar panel, multiple side solar panels and multiple folding solar panels. The side solar panels are mounted pivotally around the base solar panel. Every two folding solar panels are mounted pivotally between two adjacent side solar panels. The ball screw is mounted through the base solar panel. The linking assembly is mounted pivotally between the ball screw and the stand and has multiple upper linking rods and multiple lower linking rods. The ball screw is actuated to drive the linking assembly and the solar panel body to move so the solar panel body can be open or closed. Therefore, the solar collector is convenient and easy to use and store.11-17-2011
20100212659Trailer With Solar Panels - A trailer comprising a floor and a rigid frame coupled to the floor. The trailer also includes first and second solar panels configured to rotate from stored positions to deployed positions. Planar surfaces of the first and second solar panels are substantially orthogonal to the floor in the stored positions and disposed at angles relative to the floor in the deployed positions. The trailer also includes fasteners configured to fasten the first and second solar panels to the vertical supports of the rigid frame when the second solar panels are in the stored positions and configured to fasten the first and second solar panels to angled supports of the rigid frame when the solar panels are in the deployed positions.08-26-2010
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20080314377Absorber of solar vacuum tube - Absorber of solar vacuum tube, inserted into a glass tube all along its length together with not less than one header, led through a sealed end of the tube is accomplished as a one-part or multiple element of material with good thermal diffusivity, preferentially of a plate, with a coat of absorptive layer on the surface and it is square or wavy along the length. In the cross section, its each part has a shape of an opened or closed pattern, by which the circuit of cross section of the solar vacuum tube, limited by its inner diameter is individually or in connection with another part mostly or entirely filled up. Each part of the absorber is connected by means of one header at least.12-25-2008
20090056698Solar collector framework - A solar energy collector suitable for use in a solar energy collection system that tracks movements of the sun along at least one axis may have a plurality of reflector panels, a support structure that supports the reflector panels in a manner that defines a pair of adjacent reflector troughs, each trough having a base, a pair of reflective side walls and a trough aperture suitable for receiving incident sunlight during operation of the solar energy collection system, a frame that is coupled to the support structure near the bases of the troughs to define a closed reflector support truss framework in cooperation with the support structure, wherein the reflector support truss framework is positioned behind the reflector troughs such that the reflector support truss framework does not shadow the reflector panels during normal operation of the solar energy collector, and a plurality of solar receivers.03-05-2009
20080210219Nickel-Alumina Coated Solar Absorbers - A solar absorber has a substrate covered with at least three thin layers. The outermost layer may be an anti-reflection layer. The innermost layer is composed by nano-particles embedded in a dielectric matrix. With Ni particles used in an alumina matrix, an aluminum to nickel atomic ratio between 0.15-0.25, and preferably between 0.18-0.23 is applied. Also the second layer may be of nano-particles embedded in a dielectric matrix of alumina, with an aluminum to nickel atomic ratio between 0.8-1.2. The innermost layer may have a thickness of 68-98 nm, while the second layer has a thickness of 50-80 nm. The nickel particles may have an average diameter of 5-10 nm. The anti-reflection layer may have a refractive index in the solar spectrum wavelength interval of 1.38-1.46 with a thickness of 48-78 nm.09-04-2008
20110277743EARTH-PENETRATING EXPANSION ANCHOR - One embodiment relates to an earth-penetrating apparatus. The apparatus includes a pole with a hollow portion therein and a bottom end which is configured to be driven into ground. Anchoring parts are configured to be radially extendable from the pole. In addition, an expansion mechanism is configured to apply a force to the anchoring parts so as to radially extend the anchoring parts from the pole after the pole has been driven into the ground. Another embodiment relates to a solar collector arrangement that includes a plurality of earth-penetrating anchors. Other embodiments, aspects and features are also disclosed.11-17-2011
20110271951COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITIONS, ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS HAVING ENHANCED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY BEHAVIOR - An arrangement includes a solar energy receiving device and at least one component in thermal communication with the solar energy receiving device, the at least one component formed from a composite material, the composite material may comprise a matrix of carbon-based fibers, the carbon-based fibers comprising one or more of: mesophase carbon, carbon nanotubes, graphite, graphene and pan carbon. According to a further optional aspect, there is provided a solar energy receiving device comprising a first surface for receiving solar energy incident thereon, and a second opposing surface, the second surface being electrically conductive; at least one heat transport device in direct contact with at least a portion of the second surface, the at least one heat transport device may comprise at least one internal passage and at least one duct; and a heat transport media flowing within the at least one internal passage and at least one duct. Related methods and additional arrangements are also described.11-10-2011
20090095280Support system for solar energy generator panels - A support system for a solar panel comprises a plurality of legs configured to receive multiple solar panels. The legs each comprise a base, a plurality of shafts, and a support precipice. The support precipice is divided into two sides by a t-bar. The first side comprises a guiding wing to effectuate modular assembly of the support system. The second side comprises a beveled edge to effectuate secure coupling of a solar panel. The system is able to be assembled and disassembled without the use of tools or implements. The system is also movable.04-16-2009
20090114209Solar Collector and Mounting Bracket - A solar collector with a rectangular frame (05-07-2009
20080276928WINDOW STRUCTURE - A window structure is provided, comprising a frame, a solar energy board, a plate and a heat isolation film. The solar energy board is disposed in the frame. The plate is disposed in the frame corresponding to the solar energy board, wherein an isolation chamber is formed between the plate and the solar energy board. The heat isolation film is disposed between the solar energy board and the plate, and divides the isolation chamber.11-13-2008
20120067335APPARATUS FOR HEATING SERVICE WATER - An apparatus is described for heating service water with a solar collector, comprising a service water tank (03-22-2012
20090114210Method and Apparatus for Controlling Weeds with Solar Energy - A method and apparatus for controlling weeds using concentrated solar energy is disclosed. Solar energy may be concentrated by Fresnel lens and directed by manual or automated methods at surfaces of weed plants to heat portions thereof causing damage. Shutters or other devices may be used to direct, and control intensity of concentrated, solar energy, such control preferably applied before significant concentration. In some embodiments, solar energy concentration apparatus may be integrated with ground, air, or water vehicles which may use solar photovoltaic cells for electric power for propulsion and other purposes. Vehicles may use global positioning satellite (GPS) receivers or other methods and apparatus, including video cameras, for navigation and selection of areas (e.g., row middles), plants, or portions of plants to be exposed to concentrated solar energy. Air vehicles may use hydrogen gas electrolyzed from water condensed from humid air to replenish hydrogen gas lost from containment vessels.05-07-2009
20090107484SOLAR COLLECTOR STABILIZED BY CABLES AND A COMPRESSION ELEMENT - A solar collector system including solar elements connected to form an array for intercepting the sun's radiation, a compression element that is positioned substantially perpendicular to the array, and pairs of cables that run from opposite sides of the array to the compression element to mutually stabilize each portion of the array to which the pair of cables connects. A support structure is provided for securing the array to a fixed structure. A tracking system further provides the system with two degrees of freedom for tracking the array with the sun's movement.04-30-2009
20120266863Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Storage System for Naval and Other Uses - The invention is using a hydrogen-containing solid as an energy storage material for naval and stationary uses. The system is designed and analyzed optimally for producing thermal energy necessary to dissociate magnesium hydride which in turn produces the needed hydrogen to operate a fuel-cell and meet the electricity demand. The collected hydrogen is used to power the various energy needs of the Navy as well as of homes. In addition, the solar thermal system may also be used to provide heat to hot water, and other heating needs. The system has an overall energy efficiency between 20% and 30% with both thermal and hydrogen storage capability for overall energy storage and provides smooth energy needs of a building.10-25-2012
20130167831THERMAL INSULATOR HAVING INFRARED-REFLECTIVE COATING - A thermal insulator includes a plurality of insulation layers with a first insulation layer spaced apart from a second insulation layer such that there is an open gap there between. At least one of the first insulation layer or the second insulation layer includes a substrate and an infrared-reflective coating on the substrate.07-04-2013
20100282241SOLAR COLLECTOR - A solar collector having an absorbent surface that only reflects a small fraction of the sunlight and, owing to selective reflection properties, simulates a two-dimensional surface or a three-dimensional spatial shape or creates a visual impression conveying contents.11-11-2010
20090205635Evacuated Tubular Solar Collector with Eccentric Type Manifold Flange - There is provided an evacuated tubular solar collector with an eccentric type manifold flange capable of changing flow of a heating medium and improving the electric heat performance of a manifold by employing an eccentric end cap with a fluid path and a baffle in the manifold and improving the structure of the manifold. The evacuated tubular solar collector may comprise an evacuated tubular solar collector; a manifold being installed at an upper position of the evacuated tubular solar collector and including a number of heat dissipation holes; eccentric end caps attached to both sides of the manifold, the eccentric end cap including a fluid path; and a baffle attached to an exit of the fluid path through which a fluid flows into. The fluid path and the baffle may be positioned at a tilt angle, thereby to improve uniform transfer of heat in the evacuated tubular solar collector.08-20-2009
20090173334COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITIONS, ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS HAVING ENHANCED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY BEHAVIOR - An arrangement includes a solar energy receiving device and at least one component in thermal communication with the solar energy receiving device, the at least one component formed from a composite material, the composite material may comprise a matrix of carbon-based fibers, the carbon-based fibers comprising one or more of: mesophase carbon, carbon nanotubes, graphite, graphene and pan carbon. According to a further optional aspect, there is provided a solar energy receiving device comprising a first surface for receiving solar energy incident thereon, and a second opposing surface, the second surface being electrically conductive; at least one heat transport device in direct contact with at least a portion of the second surface, the at least one heat transport device may comprise at least one internal passage and at least one duct; and a heat transport media flowing within the at least one internal passage and at least one duct. Related methods and additional arrangements are also described.07-09-2009
20120060826THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL - A flexible sheet of aligned carbon nanotubes includes an array of aligned nanotubes in a free standing film form not adhered to the synthesis substrate, with a matrix infiltrated interstitially into the nanotube array with access to the nanotube tips from both the top and bottom. That is, the infiltrant is purposely limited from over-filling or coating one or both exterior top and/or bottom surfaces of the array, blocking access to the tips. A typical matrix is a polymer material.03-15-2012
20100199970Trough heat collector element insulator - A concentrating solar collector heat collecting element insulating shield has an elongated hemi-cylindrical body having an internal diameter approximately equivalent to (able to physically engage to) the outer diameter of the concentrating solar power (CSP) heat collecting element, either the evacuated outer tube, the fluid-carrying inner tube, or both. The device may have multiple layers of insulating/reflecting material, sheet metal, polymer, composite, may have flanges, fingers or other attachments to the CSP heat collecting element tube, or may be slightly greater than 180 degrees in arc so as to grip the CSP heat collecting element.08-12-2010
20090133685HELIOSTAT ARRAY LAYOUTS FOR MULTI-TOWER CENTRAL RECEIVER SOLAR POWER PLANTS - A solar power plant includes central receiver modules arranged in a regular pattern. Each central receiver module includes a tower, a central receiver mounted on the tower, and a heliostat array bounded by a polygon. The heliostat array includes heliostats with mirrors for reflecting sunlight to the central receiver. The heliostats are grouped in linear rows and each of the rows is parallel to another row. The locations of the heliostats are staggered between adjacent rows. The power plant also includes a power block for aggregating power from the central receivers and power conduits for transferring power from the central receivers to the power block.05-28-2009
20120132193TOWER FOR A SOLAR CONCENTRATION PLANT WITH NATURAL DRAUGHT COOLING - Solar concentration plant placed on tower technology wherein the tower is used not only to equate the receiver devices at great height but also as a natural-draft cooling system. The tower is hollow and has a hyperboloid. structure that may exceed 200 m in height, accommodating devices for receiving saturated or superheated steam in cavities with different orientations. There is a dynamic control for adapting the heliostat field so that the heliostats can be focussed on different focal points for producing electricity, producing process heat, producing solar fuels or for application to thermochemical processes.05-31-2012
20100000516SOLAR ARRAY SUPPORT METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for disposing and supporting a solar panel array are disclosed. The embodiments comprise various combinations of cables, support columns, and pod constructions in which to support solar panels. The solar panels can incorporate single or dual tracking capabilities to enhance sunlight capture. The embodiments encourage dual land use in which installation of the systems minimizes disruption of the underlying ground. Supplemental power may be provided by vertical axis windmills integrated with the columns. Special installations of the system can include systems mounted over structures such as parking lots, roads and aqueducts.01-07-2010
20120186574SILICON CARBIDE HONEYCOMB AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME - Disclosed is a silicon carbide honeycomb having porosity of 5% or less but exceeding 0% and including silicon carbide and metal silicon. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a silicon carbide honeycomb. Further, disclosed is a solar receiver comprising silicon carbide and metal silicon.07-26-2012
20110146660SOLAR CELL CLEANING DEVICE OF AN ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CLEANING THE SOLAR CELL - A solar cell cleaning device of an energy storage system, and a method of cleaning solar cells. Solar cells are positioned outside of a protective case only when sunlight is present. The surface of the solar cells is automatically cleaned when the solar cells are positioned outside of a protective case, or when the solar cells are stored in the protective case. The solar cell cleaning device includes a protective case, a rotatable drum coupled to the protective case, and a brush installed on the protective case and closely contacting the drum. A plurality of solar cells are installed on a surface of the drum, and are cleaned by the brush when the drum is rotated.06-23-2011
20130019857SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTING MODULES AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME - A solar energy collecting module includes a frame that is assembled without using screws. The peripheral frame components are joined together using locking links and one or more ribs extend along the back side of the solar panel and are coupled to opposed sides of the frame. The ribs are coupled to the frames by an edge key fastener that includes opposed first flanges and opposed second flanges, the first flanges separated from the second flanges by a gap. The edge key fastener is inserted into an opening formed in a side wall of a frame component and rotated such that the opposed first flanges are disposed behind the side wall and within the frame and the opposed second flanges are received in a corresponding cavity formed in each of opposed ends of the rib.01-24-2013
20080236567SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING ENERGY CONVERSION MODULES - A structure (10-02-2008
20080230047Stackable Tracking Solar Collector Assembly - A solar collector assembly may include a frame supporting a solar collector and a frame member defining a tilted pivot axis. Support struts may be used to elevate one end of the frame and may be pivoted between an orientation generally parallel to the frame member and to an orientation generally away from the frame. Anchorless, ballast type bases may be used to support the solar collector assembly. Several assemblies may be stacked on top of one another in a storage or transportation configuration using spacers extending between the frames.09-25-2008
20130098353Solar water heating system with double-row vacuum tubes - The invention provides a solar water heating apparatus with double-row vacuum tubes coupled to a water tank made of stainless steel or enamel. Each of the vacuum tubes is made of an exterior tube and an interior tube separated by a vacuum. The exterior tube is transparent. The interior tube is covered with a layer of light-absorption material. When sunlight shines on the vacuum tube, the water in the tank and the water in the interior tube circulate by convection.04-25-2013
20110303212SUPPORTING PLATE FOR MOUNTING SOLAR MODULES ON A FLAT SUBSTRATE AND SUPPORTING PLATE PANEL - A supporting plate for mounting a rectangular flat solar module on a flat substrate includes a front edge, a rear edge and a first and a second side edge. At least three parallel trapezoidal profiles are evenly spaced on the supporting plate with respect to each other. The trapezoidal profiles extend continuously from the front edge to the rear edge with a first and a second of the trapezoidal profiles extending respectively along the side edges and a third of the trapezoidal profiles extending centrally on the supporting plate such that the front edge, the rear edge and the side edges enclose a rectangular area that corresponds to a rectangular area of the flat solar module. Each of the trapezoidal profiles include an upper side and continuously increase in height from the front edge to the rear edge so as to form, by the upper sides, an inclined direct bearing surface for the flat solar module. Intermediate areas between the trapezoidal profiles are configured as an accommodating area for a fixed weighting product and as a direct stand area of the supporting plate on the flat substrate, the stand area being between 2 and 3 times as large as the bearing surface.12-15-2011

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