Thermal power systems point-focusing distributed receiver technology project. Volume 1 : Executive summary
- Lucas, J.
- Feb 15, 1979.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Thermal or electrical power from the sun's radiated energy through Point-Focusing Distributed Receiver Technology is the goal of this project. The energy thus produced must be technically, as well as economically, competitive with other energy sources. This project is to support the industrial development of the required technology to achieve the above stated goal. Solar energy is concentrated by either a reflecting surface or a lense to a receiver where it is transferred to a working liquid or gas. Receiver temperatures are in the 1000 - 2000 F range. Conceptual design studies are expected to identify power conversion units with a viable place in the solar energy future. Rankine and Brayton cycle engines are under investigation. This report details the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's accomplishments with point-focusing technology in Fy 1978.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19790012321.
Accession ID: 79N20492.
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