Recovery Act - Design and Demonstration of a Solar Array for a Modular Distributed Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: 02-10ER85629
Agency Tracking Number: 92176
Amount: $145,472.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 08 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-09ER09-27
Small Business Information
Cobb Design Inc
2595 27th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713
DUNS: 361405975
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Cobb
 Dr.
 (727) 327-9996
 brittcobb@cobb-design.com
Business Contact
 William Cobb
Title: Dr.
Phone: (727) 327-9996
Email: brittcobb@cobb-design.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Solar power systems are recognized to have great potential to supply vast amounts of clean renewable energy. Expansion of domestic solar power generation can both increase national security by reducing US dependence on foreign energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for worldwide benefit. Narrowing the cost gap between relatively inexpensive fossil-fuel energy sources and solar power generation is necessary for increased application of this renewable resource. A modular-production based CSP system for distributed power generation could be developed and built with significantly lower costs, and therefore great advantage over present systems. The distributed system locates power generation at the point of demand, which has a number of inherent advantages; most significantly waste heat from the power generation cycle may be used for producing hot water and heating/cooling room air. The objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate an integral component of this modular system

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