Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
The cost of energy spans a wide range at various geographic locations, Solar energy has not generally been competitive with other energy sources because of high initial capital costs per unit of energy return for most collector systems. These costs must be justified so that the benefits of the virtually free primary fuel source can become economically attractive. Therefore the objectives of this study were established as follows: 1. Design and compare the efficiencies and total energy supplied by three types of low cost, low temperature rise bare plate solar collectors. 2. Evaluate the performance of solar collectors that can be readily adapted to many livestock confinement buildings currently used. Evaluate the economic feasibility and potential energy savings of low cost, low temperature rose solar collectors for providing supplemental heat to livestock confinement buildings.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Livestock -- Housing -- Heating and ventilation
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Yexley, David P., "Solar Energy for Supplemental Heating of Livestock Buildings" (1977). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5114.