SHEC Labs Applies for New Patent for Solar Receiver

new provisional patent application was filed with the Canadian Patent Office. The company has sought global protection on this technology entitled “Solar Energy Collector”. This invention is in the solar energy field. The “Solar Energy Collector” has been designed for the efficient collection of concentrated solar radiation. Concentrated solar radiation can be used for thermo-chemical, thermo-mechanical and other thermal processes including hydrogen production.

Published: 05-Jan-2005

SHEC-Labs (Solar Hydrogen Energy Corporation) today announced the filing for a patent on their proprietary solar receiver.

There exists today considerable interest in harnessing renewable solar thermal energy for a multitude of heat driven processes. These may include thermo-mechanical as in sterling engines, steam turbine power generation systems, thermo-chemical reforming, thermal-disassociation of water, process heating and materials processing etc. “This is a major breakthrough in the economical collection of solar radiation and when combined with complimentary technologies we have developed at SHEC-Labs, we feel we are ready for the next step, commercialization.” Said Mr. Tom Beck, President and C.E.O. of SHEC-Labs.

The present invention provides a receiver assembly in which solar radiation is converted to heat by multiple internal reflections within a reflective cavity. This cavity receiver assembly is thermally coupled to the required heat process. The receiver assembly has sufficient mass to prevent thermal fluctuations and provides the coupled process with a consistent temperature regardless of minor insulation or reflected solar energy variations.

About SHEC-Labs (Solar Hydrogen Energy Corporation)
SHEC-Labs a research and development company, is a world leader in providing solutions for the production of clean, renewable energy for the emerging hydrogen economy. SHEC-Labs, founded in 1996, has developed technologies to more economically harness the power of the sun, reduce the temperatures required for the disassociation of water and more economically produce hydrogen from fossil fuels.

Additional information about SHEC-Labs may be found online at www.shec-labs.com

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