ERIC Number: ED230235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Solar Energy: Non-Residential Applications and Future Technology: Student Material. First Edition.
Takacs, Robert; Orsak, Charles G., Jr.
Student materials are presented for the course, Non-Residential Applications and Future Technology, one of seven core courses in Navarro College's two-year associate degree program for solar technicians. First, introductory material discusses the form and objectives of the course and ways of using the student materials. Next, readings, worksheets, bibliographies, and illustrations are provided for each of the six components of the course: (1) architectural, commercial, and industrial power demands, which includes units on the history of energy use and thermal energy classification by temperature range; (2) the agricultural application of solar technology for livestock shelters, crop drying, greenhouses, distillation, and irrigation; (3) commercial applications of solar technology; (4) industrial applications; (5) photovoltaic power systems, which includes units on the elements, technology, applications, and economics of photovoltaics; its social aspects; and options for improvement; and (6) the future applications of solar technology in cooling systems, solar central power stations, ocean thermal energy conservation, biomass conversion, and harnessing wind power. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Navarro Coll., Corsicana, TX.