EVALUATION OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS FOR USE ON MARINE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

During the period from May 1974 to July 1978, four test and evaluation programs of solar photovoltaic arrays were conducted to evaluate the potential of these energy sources for use on marine aids to navigation. Array testing consisted of: long-term rooftop exposure; field deployment on buoys in Alaska, Florida, and Massachusetts; field deployment on buoys in Long Island Sound; and initial development of a screening test to evaluate performance in a short time frame. The results of these tests are presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Kostuk, R K
  • Publication Date: 1979-3-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-7/79, USCG-D-43-79
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 2002 12:00AM