Performance of a Large Parabolic Trough Solar Water Heating System at Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution

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Ken May

Industrial Solar Technology Corp., 4420 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80403

Greg Barker, Ed Hancock

Mountain Energy Partners, 815 Alpine #6, Boulder, CO 80304

Andy Walker, Jeff Dominick, Bob Westby

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(4), 165-169 (Sep 01, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1331288 History: Received February 01, 2000; Revised September 01, 2000
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Ken May demonstrates tracking of Parabolic Trough array at FCI Phoenix and view from air
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Schematic diagram of solar water heating system
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Power quantities: May 13, 1999
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Temperatures throughout May 13, 1999
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Energy from solar field to storage (Q solar) and from storage to load (Q delivered) integrated total



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