Accession Number:

AD0765783

Title:

Solar and Wind Power to Be Harnessed (Energiyu Solntsa i Vetra - v Upryazhu),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The state of wind and solar power installations is briefly reviewed. Wind- driven plants of 1-15 KW, the application of semiconductors for direct conversion of solar energy to electricity, solar distillation, refrigeration, and air conditioning are considered. It is proposed to establish wind power installations at altitudes of 7-9 Km. above the surface of the earth to take advantage of constant winds and thus make it possible to obtain power at any point on the globe. Various proposals are made in the area of small energetics. The problems related to harnessing sun and wind power are discussed. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE