Page (2) Solar Heat Engine (SHE)
In a basic form that is not classified as fail safe for every day use, Dir-V1 is connected to VCTRL, which is shown in Diagram 20, Page 9. VCTRL controls the rate at which propellant enters the turbine chamber through Dir-V1. It is a DC voltage that is constructed from the output provided by the electric current generator (GEN). It is thereby used to regulate the 3-phase output power of the generator (GEN).
Burner (Part 1)
This link leads to a description about how heat energy is injected into the gas turbine of Solar Heat Engine (SHE) so that it will rotate and cause the electric current generator to produce electricity.
Burner (Part 2)
This link leads to a description of how spent heat from the electric current generation process is recollected and pumped back into the Heat Storage (HS).
ICG1 Extension (ICG-EXT)
This link leads to the description of an expanded version of the standard Intermediate Component Group (ICG) that is used to collect and amplify heat energy.
The links below show examples of how the Back End of the Solar Heat Engine can be expanded and extended so that it can collect extra amounts of heat energy.
The Burner description is used as the reference for the descriptions.
Burner (Extension 1)
Shows an example of how radiated energy from the sun can be collected and used used directly to drive a turbine.
Burner (Extension 2)
Shows how two solar radiation collectors (Solar Super Heaters) can be connected to the back end of a stationary SHE that uses fossil fuel assistance energy. The collected heat energy is used to increase the output power of a SHE while reducing the amount of energy that must be injected into the system so that it will run.
Burner (Extension 3)
Shows how two solar radiation collectors (Solar Super Heaters) can be connected to the back end of a stationary SHE that uses fossil fuel assistance energy. The emphasis is hereby on the use of the collectors in conjunction with a Microwave Oven.
Burner (Extension 4)
Show how a Solar Super Heater can be connected directly to the main Heat Storage (HS) of a SHE so that the heat that it collects is stored directly in the said container.
Burner (Extension 5)
Shows how a Solar Super Heater can be connected directly to any unused input/output pair on an Heat Transfer Buffer (HTB) or Heat Storage (HS) in order to increase the amount of energy that is available for storage and later use.
Logical Design Diagram of the configurable solar heat engine