Accession Number:

ADA109039

Title:

State-of-the-Art Review of Low-Cost Collector Technologies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LIAISON OFFICE GOLDEN CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This report provides a brief but concise review of low-cost solar collector technologies and their potential for application within the military. The report covers low-cost, light-weight concepts for flat-plate collectors, parabolic trough collectors, heliostats and parabolic dish collectors. In addition, several criteria were evaluated with respect to low-cost collector technologies. These included reliability, maintainability, survivability, mobilityerectibility, environmental impact and economics. Research and development requirements and ongoing activities were also summarized. This report documents one of several ongoing state-of-the-art reviews of solar technologies performed by an Air Force liaison office with the Department of Energy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE