Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Many variations of solar concentrators, solar collectors, and solar thermal energy storage units are currently being investigated for use in agricultural space heating applications. However, limited data are available on the use of solar concentrators and thermal storage systems for specific agricultural applications in most climatic areas. Since useful alternate energy sources are of such great importance, research was conducted with the following objectives: 1. Evaluate the thermal efficiency and energy collecting capabilities of a solar energy-intensifier under actual climatic conditions. 2. Study the temperature and energy storage characteristics of a native stone thermal energy storage unit used with a solar energy-intensifier. 3. Evaluate the performance of a solar energy-intensifier-thermal energy storage system used for space heating during winter climatic conditions.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Heat storage devices
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Julson, James L., "Supplemental Space Heating using a Solar Energy-Intensifier-Thermal Energy Storage System" (1977). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5079.