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Title: SOLERAS - Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project. Final report, Volume 1. Project summary

SOLERAS - Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project. Final report, Volume 1. Project summary A summary of the Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project is presented. The design of the greenhouses include transparent double pane glass roof with channels for fluid between the panes, inner pane tinted and double pane extruded acrylic aluminized mylar shade and diffuser. Solar energy technologies provide power for water desalination, for pumping irrigation water, and for cooling and heating the controlled environment space so that crops can grow in arid lands. The project is a joint effort between the United States and Saudi Arabia. (BCS)
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 5122223
Report Number(s):MRI/SOL-0800-01
ON: DE86001250
DOE Contract Number:AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:Technical Report
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; ARID LANDS; GREENHOUSES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; AGRICULTURE; DESALINATION; DOUBLE GLAZING; INSOLATION; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; IRRIGATION; SAUDI ARABIA; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; SPECTRAL REFLECTANCE; USA; ASIA; BUILDINGS; COOPERATION; COVERINGS; DEMINERALIZATION; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; GLAZING; HEATING SYSTEMS; INDUSTRY; NORTH AMERICA; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT Geothermal Legacy 140901* -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Space Heating & Cooling; 151000 -- Geothermal Energy-- Direct Energy Utilization; 140501 -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Photovoltaic Conversion; 320300 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes