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Development of Automated Solar Tracker for a Solar Concentrating Water Heater with Phase Change Energy Storage

Abstract With the need to address the world's growing energy demand, many new

alternative and renewable energy sources are being researched and developed. Many

of these technologies are in their infancy, still being too inefficient or too costly to

implement on a large scale. This list of alternative energies include biofuels,

geothermal power, solar energy, wind energy and hydroelectric power. This thesis

focuses on developing a concentrating solar thermal energy unit for the application

of an on-demand hot water system with phase change material. This system already

has a prototype constructed and needs refinement in several areas in order to

increase its efficiency to determine if the system could ever reach a point of

feasibility in... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Donovan, Benjamin James (Author) / Rajadas, John (Advisor) / Kannan, Arunachala (Committee member) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Energy / Sustainability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 41 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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