Efficiency measurements for the Hayes Arboretum Solar Greenhouse

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dc.contributor.advisor Mortensen, Charles O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hendricks, Donald R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:40Z
dc.date.created 1979 en_US
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1979 .H46 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182118
dc.description.abstract The Hayes Arboretum Solar Greenhouse located in Richmond, Indiana, at 39° 50' N latitude, 84° 50' W longitude has been operational since December 1, 1976. Temperatures inside the 1000 square foot greenhouse were maintained at 55°F. minimum, 85°F. maximum. Data on gas usage was collected over a 24 month period (December 1, 1976 - November 30, 1978). Temperature data was collected during months when auxiliary heat was necessary to supplement the greenhouse.The solar greenhouse was designed by the author to test the feasibility of solar energy in Indiana. Solar energy provided 27% of heating needs during the two year period. A total of 77% of the energy needed to run a convencial design features."Fuel" (natural gas + collector pump electricity) costs were 11.8 ¢ /sq. ft./year for the solar greenhouse compared to 51 ¢ /sq. ft./year for conventional greenhouses during the same period.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 67 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Solar greenhouses. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Solar energy -- Research. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title Efficiency measurements for the Hayes Arboretum Solar Greenhouse en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University. en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/259765 en_US


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