Resources Contact Us Home
Floating solar energy conversion and storage apparatus

Image Number 8 for United States Patent #7954322.

A solar energy conversion and storage apparatus floats on a body of water and confines and stores a large quantity of solar-heated water for producing electricity with a closed-cycle heat engine. An expansive horizontal structure parallel to the surface of the water confines one or more horizontal layers of water, a distributed array of heat transfer structures gathers solar energy and imparts it to the confined water, and one or more heat engines produce electricity utilizing the temperature differential between the confined water and ambient water. The heat transfer structures can be configured to transfer solar energy to the confined water using a convective process; and some or all of the heat transfer structures can be configured to transfer solar energy to the stored water using a distillation process that optionally produces distilled water as a by-product.

  Recently Added Patents
Medical imaging probe with rotary encoder
Emulsions containing arylboronic acids and medical articles made therefrom
Organic light emitting diode light source device
Pharmaceutical composition for treating CAPRIN-1 expressing cancer
Agent for expelling parasites in humans, animals or birds
Moving picture decoding device and moving picture decoding method
Soybean cultivar CL1013675
  Randomly Featured Patents
Fishing lures and molds for making same
Trigger lock for a fuel pump nozzle
Engine oil lubricants formed from complex alcohol esters
Multi-layer printed circuit board and method of manufacturing multi-layer printed circuit board
Metering device
Method for manufacturing a hydrogen and nitrogen containing gas mixture
Process for preparing a food product using depolymerised pectin as stabiliser
Single dose nasal spray pump
Soothing apparatus and infant seat therewith