Accession Number : ADA302946

Title :   A Coaxial Extrusion Conversion Concept for Polymeric Flat Plate Solar Collectors.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 30 Sep 78-31 Dec 79,

Corporate Author : FAFCO INC MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Rhodes, Richard O. ; Chapman, Nicholas J. ; Chao, Kwang C. ; Sorenson, Kenneth F.

PDF Url : ADA302946

Report Date : JAN 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : This study investigated materials and processes for fundamental improvements in flat-plate solar collector cost and performance. The goal was to develop a process for direct conversion of inexpensive raw materials into a completed solar collector unit without labor intensive assembly operations. It was thought that materials carefully matched to the process and 'end-use' environment would substantially reduce collector costs, as compared to conventional industry practice. jg p7

Descriptors :   *CONVERSION, *POLYMERS, *EXTRUSION, *COAXIAL CONFIGURATIONS, *FLAT PLATE MODELS, *SOLAR COLLECTORS, COSTS, LABOR, ASSEMBLY.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Polymer Chemistry
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE