Clean Technology 2009

Johnson Space Center’s Solar and Wind-based Renewable Energy System

A. Vasquez, M. Ewert, J. Rowlands, K. Post
NASA Johnson Space Center, US

Keywords: solar, photovoltaic, wind turbine, solar thermal, space exploration power generation

Abstract:

This paper will present performance data and comparisons from a 32 kW solar and wind based renewable enery system installed at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The system provides a web-based performance and weather data reporting capability. Other topics included will be areas of improvement for building energy efficiency discovered during and after system installation. A discussion on the applicability of the system to space exploration research will be provided as well.
 
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