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Title: SOLERAS - Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project. Final report, Volume 7. Science Applications, Incorporated field test facility preliminary design

SOLERAS - Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project. Final report, Volume 7. Science Applications, Incorporated field test facility preliminary design This report contains the preliminary design of an SCEAS Engineering Test Facility (ETF). The ETF is a 3600 m/sup 2/ fluid roof greenhouse with an inflated plastic film roof to maintain a clean environment for the fluid roof and to protect the inner glazing from hail and other small missiles. The objective of the design was the faithful scaling of the commercial facility to ensure that the ETF results could be extrapolated to a commercial facility of any size. Therefore, all major features, including the photovoltaic power system, an integral water desalination system and even the basic structural module have been retained. The design is described in substantial detail in the body of this report, with appendices giving the drawings and specifications.
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OSTI Identifier:5049136
Report Number(s):MRI/SOL-0800-07
ON: DE86001290
DOE Contract Number:AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (USA)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; GREENHOUSES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; TEST FACILITIES; DESIGN; AGRICULTURE; DESALINATION; FIELD TESTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; SPECIFICATIONS; BUILDINGS; DEMINERALIZATION; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; INDUSTRY; POWER SUPPLIES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TESTING Geothermal Legacy 140901* -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Space Heating & Cooling; 151000 -- Geothermal Energy-- Direct Energy Utilization; 320300 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes