Thursday, May 5, 2016

USA: Lucien Bronicki Awarded Patent for Hybrid Solar PV Geothermal Power Plant

Hybrid geothermal power plant (United States Patent and Trademark Office)

United States Patent #9,331,547, Bronicki; Lucien Y., May 3, 2016

The present invention provides a hybrid geothermal power plant, comprising a photovoltaic module for generating direct current electrical power, a geothermal unit for utilizing heat content of a geothermal fluid extracted from a production well to produce power, and a controller for coordinating operation of the photovoltaic module and the geothermal unit such that the power plant generates a substantially uniform electrical output.

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