ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES FOR FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FACILITIES

A literature and industry/government search was made on alternative energy sources. This energy investigation effort concentrated on photovoltaics, wind, fuel cells and thermoelectric/thermionic generators that would produce electrical energy and appeared feasible for use at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facilities. As an aid to identify potential FAA facilities where it might be feasible to use an alternative energy system, two questionnaires were developed and distributed with the intent that a further in-depth investigation into a few selected sites would follow. Data from these questionnaires were received and tabulated. As a result of this investigation, it was recommended that the FAA proceed to establish alternative energy demonstration sites in order to gain experience in the design, implementation, and operation of such systems. In addition it was recommended that due to the constantly changing and fast advancing nature of energy conversion systems, the FAA should expend some level of effort in continuing the literature/industry/government search initiated under this project in order to remain current on the subject. Also the FAA should establish a centralized data collection and tabulation point for energy requirements/consumption/cost data on a facility basis. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hinkley, L G
    • Apostolakis, G C
    • Bonello, A H
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-17, FAA/RD-78/87
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2002 12:00AM