Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Low-cost heliostatic mirror with protective inflation stabilizable surface element means










Image Number 11 for United States Patent #8127760.

Increased utilization of solar power is highly desirable as solar power is a readily available renewable resource with power potential far exceeding total global needs; and as solar power does not contribute to environmentally harmful pollutants associated with fossil fuel power, such as unburned hydrocarbons, NOx and carbon dioxide. The present invention is motivated by the fact that heliostats are the single biggest cost element for utility-scale central receiver solar thermal powerplants. This invention provides a low-cost heliostatic mirror with protective inflation stabilizable surface element means for providing adverse weather performance & survival, where the inflation stabilizable surface element means include inflation stabilizable near-spherical surface element means and may include inflation stabilizable near-cylindrical surface element means.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Compact semiconductor memory device having reduced number of contacts, methods of operating and methods of making
Methods of making a diagnostic device by interweaving hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibers, and diagnostic device therefrom
Method for adapting a contact point of a clutch in a drivetrain of a motor vehicle
Method and apparatus for laser strip splicing
Method for adjusting link speed and computer system using the same
Audiovisual multi-room support
Electronic time stamping apparatus for use with an inground transmitter
  Randomly Featured Patents
System for tracking data shared with external entities
Voltage follower
Endless belt for variable ratio power transmission
Polyarylene copolymers and proton-conductive membrane
Drainage water filter for erosion control
Fluid control
Icon for a computer display
Shooting and training aid for basketball players
Tape cassette case
Call management system using dynamic threshold adjustment