The young solar collector: An evaluation of its multiple farm uses

Heid, W.G., Jr. (1981) The young solar collector: An evaluation of its multiple farm uses. Other. United States Dept. of Agriculture, Economics and Statistics Service, Washington, D.C.

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The homemade, low-cost Young flat-plate solar collector, well suited for muldple agricultural uses, was designed by a Nebraska farm couple and personnel from the Small Farm Energy Project. It is portable and tillable, with a flexible airflow system. The collector satisfactorily dried grain and heated the Young farm home. Use of the collector in the fall and winter of 1979 saved 331 gallons of propane worth $179. Net energy savings yielded an 11.2-percent return on investment and, including allowable tax credits, gave a payback of 5.8 years, making this collector—-with an expected 20- year life—an attractive investment for farmers and lending institutions

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar energy, flat-plate collector, graindrying, home heating, payback
Author Affiliation: National Lconomics Division, Economics and Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 10:51
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 10:51

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