Accession Number : ADA130951

Title :   Solar Thermal System Engineering Guidebook.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Sep 82-31 May 83,

Corporate Author : JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Selcuk,M Kudret ; Bluhm,S A

PDF Url : ADA130951

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This report presents a graphical methodology for the preliminary evaluation of solar thermal energy plants by Air Force base civil engineers. The report is organized as a Guidebook with worksheets and nomograms provided for rapid estimation of solar collector area, land area, energy output, and thermal power output of a solar thermal plant. Flat plate, evacuated tube, parabolic trough, and parabolic dish solar thermal technologies are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solar energy, *Power engineering, *Systems engineering, *Handbooks, Thermal power plants, Land areas, Solar collectors, Plates, Disks, Methodology, Thermoelectric power generation, Nomographs

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE