Solar Thermal
Source: Sandia National Laboratories
Date: 7/1/95    Record No.: 10147
Contact: Craig Tyner, 505-844-3340

Solar Thermal
Manage the conversion of Solar One (still operational!) to Solar Two. IR 100 awards for Solar Detox and Dish-Stirling. $150 million jointly funded program with utilities and manufacturers on Dish Stirling engines (Cummins 7 kW remote power unit is making good progress, and there are two other larger system efforts, both with utility involvement). ("Compendium of Solar Dish/Stirling Technology," SAN93-7026. Printed Jan. 1994, by W.B. Stine and R.B. Diver, a new report surveys international state of the art.)

The National Solar Thermal Test Facility has an array of heliostat, dish and trough systems for running tests of various kinds.

The Solar Thermal Design Assistance Center provides technical assistance, helping clients select and apply solar thermal technology. (Contact David Menicucci, 505-844-3077) (DU, Distributed Utilities)