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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0741176
Agency Tracking Number: 0741176
Amount: $99,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: AM
Solitcitation Number: NSF 00-144
Small Business Information
Cool Energy, Inc.
5541 Central Avenue, Suite 172, Boulder, CO, 80301
Duns: 782851039
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Samuel Weaver
 BS
 (303) 442-2121
 spweaver@coolenergyinc.com
Business Contact
 Samuel Weaver
Title: BS
Phone: (303) 442-2121
Email: 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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