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Title: Need for and evaluation of hail protection devices for solar flat plate collectors. Final report, June 1978-March 1980

A brief summary of the hail risk work previously done under this contract is given, and a summary evaluation of hail impact resistance standards currently being developed is presented. Simulated hail impact test data, field data, and the impact resistance of commercially available glazings are discussed. The use of screens for protection against hail and the threat of vandalism to solar flat plate collectors are discussed. (WHK)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5528405
Report Number(s):
ALO-4291-2
DOE Contract Number:
EM-78-C-04-4291
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Atlas Corp., Santa Clara, CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; GLAZING MATERIALS; IMPACT TESTS; COVERINGS; DAMAGE; DATA; ECONOMICS; EVALUATION; FAILURES; FIELD TESTS; FRACTURES; GLASS; HAIL; IMPACT SHOCK; IMPACT STRENGTH; PLASTICS; RISK ASSESSMENT; SCREENS; SECURITY; SIZE; STANDARDS; VELOCITY; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; EQUIPMENT; INFORMATION; MATERIALS; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MECHANICAL TESTS; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TESTING 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators