New method for the transformation of solar radiation energy into electric power for energy feeding of the space vehicles

1Ludanov, KI
1Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2007, 13 ;(6):031-038
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2007.06.031
Section: Space Energy, Power and Propulsion
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
We propose a new method for the transformation of solar radiation energy into electric power, which is alternative for photo-transformation. Ukrpatent's positive decisions are obtained for the method and for the installation for its realization. Our method for energy transformation includes two phases: concentration of solar radiation by paraboloid mirrors with high potential heat obtaining in the helio receiver and the next heat transformation into electric power in the framework of the thermal cycle "high temperature electrolytic steam decomposition on the components (H2 and 02) + electrochemical generation by the way of the water recombination from H2 and 02 in the low temperature fuel cell". The new method gives the double superiority in comparison with the photo-transformation.
Keywords: electric power, photo-transformation, solar radiation
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