Alternative Energy Sources for Federal Aviation Administration Facilities.
Final rept. May 76-Jan 78,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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A literature and industrygovernment search was made on alternative energy sources. This energy investigation effort concentrated on photovoltaics, wind, fuel cells and thermoelectricthermionic generators that would produce electrical energy and appeared feasible for use at Federal Aviation Administration FAA facilities. As an aid to identify potential FAA facilities where it might be feasible to use an alternative energy system, two questionnaires were developed and distributed with the intent that a further in-depth investigation into a few selected sites would follow. Data from these questionnaires were received and tabulated. As a result of this investigation, it was recommended that the FAA proceed to establish alternative energy demonstration sites in order to gain experience in the design, implementation, and operation of such systems. In addition it was recommended that due to the constantly changing and fast advancing nature of energy conversion systems, the FAA should expend some level of effort in continuing the literatureindustrygovernment search initiated under this project in order to remain current on the subject. Also the FAA should establish a centralized data collection and tabulation point for energy requirementsconsumptioncost data on a facility basis. Author
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