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Compositions, Devices, Systems and Methods for Concentrating Solar Power

Compositions, Devices, Systems and Methods for Concentrating Solar Power
Inventors: Arturo Bronson, Vinod Kumar, Arturo Sepulveda, Sanjay Shantha-Kumar
Patent No. 10,266,739

Description:
This patent application embodies a concentrating solar power system collects solar energy via transformative alloy particles, with energy collected in the particles concentrated onto an absorber. Particles absorb heat as they cascade within a solar concentrator. The absorbed optical energy provides a source of thermal energy to operate a power conversion cycle, for example a heat engine. The heat engine then produces electricity that is eventually fed into the electrical grid. Particles may be re-used multiple times to absorb heat.

Abstract:
Compositions, devices, systems, and methods directed to concentrating solar power are disclosed. In certain aspects, the disclosure is directed to a heat storage material comprising a transformative alloy composition (internal core component) Al—B—Si—Fe/Al2O3—B2O3—SiO2—Fe3O4 embedded in a SiC outer coating.

Issue Date: 04/23/2019
Application Date: 01/04/2016
Post Date: 05/07/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2015-022