Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agricultural Engineering

Abstract

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

Solar heating

Solar energy

Livestock -- Housing -- Heating and ventilation

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

75

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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