Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/299924
Title:
Use of Floating Solar Collectors in Processing Iceberg Water
Author:
Cluff, C. Brent
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center
Issue Date:
Oct-1977
Description:
Presented at First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 2-6, 1977.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/299924
Abstract:
A floating tracking platform equipped with parabolic collectors concentrating sunlight on photovoltaic cells is described. The unique tracking system made possible by using a floating platform allows for the construction of inexpensive low-profile concentrating collectors. The concentrating collectors would focus concentrated sunlight on a bank of photovoltaic cells. These cells must be cooled for maximum efficiency. This type of collector, under development at the University of Arizona, could be floated next to a moored iceberg to provide waste heat for melting the ice This combination should improve the efficiency of the photovoltaic cells and reduce the costs of ice-to-water conversion. This coupled system would make it possible to provide both water and power to arid coastal areas.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en_US

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-27T00:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-27T00:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued1977-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/299924-
dc.descriptionPresented at First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 2-6, 1977.en_US
dc.description.abstractA floating tracking platform equipped with parabolic collectors concentrating sunlight on photovoltaic cells is described. The unique tracking system made possible by using a floating platform allows for the construction of inexpensive low-profile concentrating collectors. The concentrating collectors would focus concentrated sunlight on a bank of photovoltaic cells. These cells must be cooled for maximum efficiency. This type of collector, under development at the University of Arizona, could be floated next to a moored iceberg to provide waste heat for melting the ice This combination should improve the efficiency of the photovoltaic cells and reduce the costs of ice-to-water conversion. This coupled system would make it possible to provide both water and power to arid coastal areas.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleUse of Floating Solar Collectors in Processing Iceberg Wateren_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
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