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Title: Solar industrial process heat

The aim of the assessment reported is to candidly examine the contribution that solar industrial process heat (SIPH) is realistically able to make in the near and long-term energy futures of the United States. The performance history of government and privately funded SIPH demonstration programs, 15 of which are briefly summarized, and the present status of SIPH technology are discussed. The technical and performance characteristics of solar industrial process heat plants and equipment are reviewed, as well as evaluating how the operating experience of over a dozen SIPH demonstration projects is influencing institutional acceptance and economoc projections. Implications for domestic energy policy and international implications are briefly discussed. (LEW)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6718890
Report Number(s):
CONF-810125-5
ON: DE83001132
DOE Contract Number:
FC02-79CS30278
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Solar technology assessment conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 29 Jan 1981; Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Research Org:
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville (USA). Energy, Environment and Resources Center
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR PROCESS HEAT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; ECONOMICS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HEAT STORAGE; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR TRACKING; SPECIFICATIONS; ENERGY; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HEAT; POWER SYSTEMS; PROCESS HEAT; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STORAGE 140905*