Solar energy heat transfer system
Solar energy concentrating and collecting arrangement and method
Greenhouse with stored solar energy capability Patent #: 4184479
ApplicationNo. 06/126880 filed on 03/03/1980
US Classes:126/621, Solar collector forms part of building roof126/646, Pump126/658, Having heat-absorbing fin or plate126/690, Parabolic359/867Concave cylindrical or providing a line focus
ExaminersPrimary: Scott, Samuel
Assistant: Anderson, G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF24J 2/10 (20060101)
F24J 2/04 (20060101)
F24J 2/06 (20060101)
AbstractThe upper surface of the building, e.g., roof or portion of the roof, is constructed in the form of a hyperbolic paraboloid having a concave surface directed in a specified, for example, southerly, direction. This concave surface is covered with a reflective material such that solar radiation or the like is reflected to an arcuate focus. An absorber is disposed along the length of the focus for absorbing the reflected radiation. Means are provided for storing and using the absorbed radiation. Thus, a structural portion of a building performs as a concentrating solar collector for the building.