Accession Number:

AD0274478

Title:

MODULAR DESIGN OF IMPROVED SOLAR CONVERTERS

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Corporate Author:

HAMILTON STANDARD WINDSOR LOCKS CONN

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Report Date:

1962-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Efforts continued on the modular design of solar converters. The mechanical design was re-evaluated and improved. The number of cells in the basic module was increased to take into account cell and system losses. The number of modules for the array power levels of 50 and 100 watts were changed to 48 and 96 modules respectively to make the modules compatible with the required range of output voltage. The array base assembly was redesigned to permit array use on rough and sloping terrain up to 38 degrees and with winds up to 40 mph. Consideration was given to an equatorial mounting head to provide one axis rotation for sun tracking. A size and weight breakdown and an assembly procedure was worked out for the redesign. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE