64 kW concentrator Photovoltaics Application Test Center. Volume. Final report

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Kaman Sciences Corporation has designed a 64 kW Concentrating Photovoltaic Applications Test Center (APTEC). The APTEC employs a combined concentrating photovoltaic array in a total energy system application for load sharing the electric and thermal demands of a large computer center with the interfaced electric and natural gas utility. The photovoltaic array is composed of two-axis tracking heliostats of Fresnel lens concentrating, silicon solar cell modules. The modules are cooled with a fluid which transfers heat to a ground coupled heat sink/storage unit for subsequent use in meeting the computer center's thermal load demand. The combined photovoltaic power system shares ... continued below

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Jardine, D.M. & Jones, D.W. June 1, 1980.

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Kaman Sciences Corporation has designed a 64 kW Concentrating Photovoltaic Applications Test Center (APTEC). The APTEC employs a combined concentrating photovoltaic array in a total energy system application for load sharing the electric and thermal demands of a large computer center with the interfaced electric and natural gas utility. The photovoltaic array is composed of two-axis tracking heliostats of Fresnel lens concentrating, silicon solar cell modules. The modules are cooled with a fluid which transfers heat to a ground coupled heat sink/storage unit for subsequent use in meeting the computer center's thermal load demand. The combined photovoltaic power system shares basic components - a power conditioning unit, batteries and thermal conditioning equipment - with the electric and natural gas utility service, improving the computer center's operating availability time and displacing a portion of the fossil fuel required to power the computer center with solar energy. The detailed system design is reported.

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  • Report No.: DOE/CS/24278-1(Vol.1)
  • Grant Number: AC04-78ET11025
  • DOI: 10.2172/5415761 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5415761
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1071014

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Jardine, D.M. & Jones, D.W. 64 kW concentrator Photovoltaics Application Test Center. Volume. Final report, report, June 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1071014/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.