(613a) Photovoltaic/Thermal Energy Addition to Expeditionary Buildings
An Air Force Civil Engineering team constructed steel buildings (known as K-Spans) at Tyndall Air Force base (Florida) as test structures for evaluation of the PVT hybrid technology, which is attached to the outside.
The capabilities, operating characteristics, and overall power gain of the configuration were examined, and results will be presented. Varying flowrates were used to investigate the trade-off between heated water and higher electrical efficiency. Similarly, control algorithms were used to control the flow and output water temperatures compared to a non-controlled baseline unit.