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Solar electric and thermal conversion system in close proximity to the consumerSolar cells may be used to convert sunlight directly into electrical energy and into lowgrade heat to be used for large-scale terrestrial solar-energy conversion. Both forms of energy can be utilized if such cells are deployed in close proximity to the consumer (rooftop). Cadmium-sulfide/copper-sulfide (CdS/Cu2S) solar cells are an example of cells which may be produced inexpensively enough to become economically attractive. Cell parameters relevant for combined solar conversion are presented. Critical issues, such as production yield, life expectancy, and stability of performance, are discussed. Systems-design parameters related to operating temperatures are analyzed. First results obtained on Solar One, the experimental house of the University of Delaware, are given. Economic aspects are discussed. Different modes of operation are discussed in respect to the power utility and consumer incentives.
Document ID
19750044525
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Boeer, K. W. (Delaware, University Newark, Del., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1975
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 75-628
Meeting Information
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and American Astronautical Society, Solar Energy for Earth Conference(Los Angeles, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other