ERIC Number: ED100007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Solar Heating Experiment on the Grover Cleveland School, Boston, Massachusetts. Final Report.
General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA. Space Div.
General Electric Company was one of four contractors who received a contract in early January 1974 to design, build, and install a solar heating experiment in a public school. The overall objective of this program was to obtain data that would assist in evaluating the applicability of solar heating systems in large metropolitan areas. This data was to be an "operational" nature, in contrast to theoretical, and to encompass the areas of construction, societal interactions, economics, and aesthetics, as well as the thermal performance aspects. The data was obtained by constructng and operating a solar heating system of pilot plant scale on a middle school in Boston, Massachusetts. The Grover Cleveland School was the first solar heating experiment to come on line for continuous operation when heat was supplied at 4:10 p.m. on March 6, 1974. The system was operated through May 15, 1974. The experimental data collected during this period is presented in this report. The report describes the system in detail, presents the analysis of operation, and discusses recommendations and conclusions based on the results of the experiment. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA. Space Div.
Note: Related documents are EA 006 622-625; Photographs will reproduce poorly