Resources Contact Us Home
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
Sparse data compression
Pixel circuit
Electrophotographic photoreceptor and image forming apparatus including the same
System and method for outputting virtual textures in electronic devices
DKK1 oncogene as therapeutic target for cancer and a diagnosing marker
Probe for ultrasound diagnostic apparatus
Method for controlled layer transfer
  Randomly Featured Patents
Domain name system inquiry apparatus, domain name system inquiry method, and recording medium
Resin composition, method of making it and electrical wire covered with it
Apparatus for regulating an elevator motor
Viewing window for saw guard and method of making same
Saddle with gel-cushion for providing comfort to the user
Neutrophil LECAM-1 as indicator of neutrophil activation
MRI endocavitary coils and decontamination
Oxygenated N-aryl-diazacyclic compounds
Bar exerciser
Image display apparatus, image display system, and image display method