Photovoltaic/District-Heated and Desiccant-Cooled Solar Powered Community Using an Insulated Pond

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/306686
Title:
Photovoltaic/District-Heated and Desiccant-Cooled Solar Powered Community Using an Insulated Pond
Author:
Cluff, C. Brent
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center
Issue Date:
Aug-1991
Description:
Paper to be presented at the 1991 ISES Solar World Congress, August 17 -24, 1991, Denver, Colorado, USA
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/306686
Abstract:
In 1987 Arizona's governor announced a goal of constructing a solar powered community that would produce as much energy from the sun as it consumed. As a part of that program the use of a water cooled photovoltaic system evolved. The thermal energy would be utilized in homes with a district heating and desiccant cooling system. Thermal powered desiccant cooling was selected because it required water with relatively moderate temperatures, 140-1600F, that could be easily transported in insulated low-cost plastic pipe. Three ASK Corp. desiccant cooling/heating units have been successfully operated in the Phoenix area on a 5000 sq ft solar-powered residence since October, 1985. There also are photovoltaic/water cooled intermediate concentrators commercially available that have been thoroughly tested through different Department of Energy programs. This study describes the use of a computer to design a hybrid photovoltaic/thermal system providing heat to a district heating and desiccant cooling system for a 24 home subdivision in the Phoenix area of Arizona. Excess thermal energy is stored in an insulated pond. The gunite coated foam cover of the pond served as a tracking base for the concentrating solar collectors.
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-10T19:21:10Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-10T19:21:10Z-
dc.date.issued1991-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/306686-
dc.descriptionPaper to be presented at the 1991 ISES Solar World Congress, August 17 -24, 1991, Denver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1987 Arizona's governor announced a goal of constructing a solar powered community that would produce as much energy from the sun as it consumed. As a part of that program the use of a water cooled photovoltaic system evolved. The thermal energy would be utilized in homes with a district heating and desiccant cooling system. Thermal powered desiccant cooling was selected because it required water with relatively moderate temperatures, 140-1600F, that could be easily transported in insulated low-cost plastic pipe. Three ASK Corp. desiccant cooling/heating units have been successfully operated in the Phoenix area on a 5000 sq ft solar-powered residence since October, 1985. There also are photovoltaic/water cooled intermediate concentrators commercially available that have been thoroughly tested through different Department of Energy programs. This study describes the use of a computer to design a hybrid photovoltaic/thermal system providing heat to a district heating and desiccant cooling system for a 24 home subdivision in the Phoenix area of Arizona. Excess thermal energy is stored in an insulated pond. The gunite coated foam cover of the pond served as a tracking base for the concentrating solar collectors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titlePhotovoltaic/District-Heated and Desiccant-Cooled Solar Powered Community Using an Insulated Ponden_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
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