ERIC Number: ED136443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Solar Heating Proof-of-Concept Experiment for a Public School Building.
Merrill, Glen L.
Results and conclusions to date of a program to design, erect, and test a 5,000-square-foot solar energy system are presented in this report. The program described demonstrates the ability of solar collectors to supplement the heating and hot water requirements of North View Junior High School in suburban Minneapolis. The report discusses in detail the collector design, system design, system operation, and system performance. The basic rationale for the program is the necessity of obtaining firm answers in three areas: (1) validation of system performance, (2) determination of overall system costs, and (3) acquisition of data to determine the benefits of such a system. The program is obtaining engineering data that may be used to improve collector performance and system performance or design. In addition, data are being compiled that may be used to define investment requirements for similar installations. The program is also helping to determine community acceptance of solar heated school buildings. Testing at the site is continuing on a day-by-day basis to obtain additional data on system performance and benefits. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Energy Conservation, Equipment, Experiments, Heat Recovery, Heating, Instrumentation, Measurement Techniques, Performance Specifications, Program Development, Solar Radiation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 038-000-00242-2, $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. Systems and Research Center.
Note: For a related document, see ED 100 003; Not available in hard copy due to print quality of original