SBIR Phase I: Solar Thermal Stirling Combined Heat and Power System

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,896.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0741176
Agency Tracking Number:
0741176
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cool Energy, Inc.
5541 Central Avenue, Suite 172, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782851039
Principal Investigator:
Samuel Weaver
BS
(303) 442-2121
spweaver@coolenergyinc.com
Business Contact:
Samuel Weaver
BS
(303) 442-2121
spweaver@coolenergyinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will integrate and extend technologies of advanced solar thermal collectors and Stirling engines to produce electrical power and thermal energy for space and water heating. The research program will investigate the technical opportunities that are present for heat engines at medium temperature differentials (100C ? 300C) rather than the well-explored high temperature differentials (500C+). Theresearch will also focus on the study of advanced materials for components of the existing prototype STSE-CHP (Stirling engine system for combined heating and electrical power generation) system. This Phase I work has enormous potential for contributing to the societal goal of displacing the world's depleting supply of highly polluting fossil fuels with cleaner, renewable sources of energy. The further purpose of providing affordable electricity and heat to people in emerging economies with limited infrastructure will be enabled by this medium-temperature STSE-CHP system.

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