DESCRIPTION AND STATUS OF NASA-LERC/DOE PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS SYSTEMS EXPERIMENTS

In its role of supporting the DOE Photovoltaic Program, the NASA-Lewis Research Center has designed, fabricated and installed 16 geographically depersed photovoltaic systems. These systems are powering a refrigerator, highway warning sign, forest lookout towers, remote weather stations, a water chiller at a visitor center, and insect survey traps. Each of these systems is described in terms of load requirements, solar array and battery size, and instrumentation and controls. Operational experience is described and present status is given for each system. The P/V power systems have proven to be highly reliable with almost no problems with modules and very few problems overall. (ERA citation 03:052239)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Washington, D.C., 5 June 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Ratajczak, A F
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78936
  • Contract Numbers: EX-76-A-29-1022
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM