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Novel Solar Concentrator Trough with Front-side Support Structure

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-00151
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.6
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
INVENTION HOUSE, LLC
414 E CLINTON PL Saint Louis, MO 63122-6402
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Novel Solar Concentrator Trough with Front-side Support Structure
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2011-00151
Award Amount: $95,513.00
 

Abstract:

Invention House LLC proposes to lower the initial cost of solar energy by minimizing the material used in the reflector of a concentrating trough. Placing the support structure on the front (sun) side and using a thin reflecting membrane will reduce material usage and cost by approximately 66%. The system is capable of producing boiling hot water for use in grain drying, food processing, and sterilization. This phase 1 project aims to show the feasibility of such a design by delivering a working prototype capable of heat collection.

Principal Investigator:

Phil Langhorst
Managing Member
314-517-5547
phil@inventionh.com

Business Contact:

Phil Langhorst
Pres
314-517-5547
Phil@InventionH.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INVENTION HOUSE, LLC
414 E CLINTON PL Saint Louis, MO 63122-6402

EIN/Tax ID: 431912300
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No