Receivers for Concentrating Solar Power Generation

Zhiwen Ma (Inventor), Craig Turchi (Inventor), Janna Martinek (Inventor), Mark Mehos (Inventor), Judy Netter (Inventor), Timothy Wendelin (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A device is describe for collecting energy in electromagnetic radiation, where the device includes a first panel that includes a first height, a first end, and a second end such that a first length is defined between the first end and the second end. The device further includes a second panel that includes a second height, a third end, and a fourth end such that a second length is defined between the third end and the fourth end. In addition, the first height and the second height are substantially parallel to a reference axis, the first end and the third end intersect to form a leading edge that is substantially parallel to the reference axis, and the first panel and the second panel form a channel positioned between the first panel and the second panel. Further, the channel is configured for the flow of a first heat-transfer medium through the channel, and at least a part of the first panel and at least a part of the second panel are configured to absorb electromagnetic radiation to transfer energy from the electromagnetic radiation to the first heat-transfer medium.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,422,552 B2
Filing date24/09/19
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5500-74980


  • collecting energy
  • concentrating solar power
  • CSP
  • economic energy
  • electromagnetic radiation
  • first heat-transfer medium
  • high efficiency
  • transfer energy


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