SBIR Phase I: A Novel Engine for Dramatically Improved Efficiency in a Geothermal-CSP Hybrid

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945502
Agency Tracking Number: 0945502
Amount: $149,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
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700 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC, 29229
DUNS: 045600368
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 F David Doty
 (803) 788-6497
Business Contact
 F David Doty
Title: MBA
Phone: (803) 788-6497
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project will demonstrate that a novel thermodynamic cycle could enable a 50% improvement in conversion efficiency from geothermal and concentrated solar sources when the two are synergistically combined. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project could be as much as a 50% improvement in system efficiency and the enabling of a new paradigm for geothermal and concentrated solar power.

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