(613c) The “Green Latrine”: Deployable Latrine with Off-Grid Photovoltaic/Thermal Energy
A standard military portable (containerized) latrine unit was retrofitted with PVT hybrid panels that generate hot water and electricity. Potable water is the only required input. The installed electrical production capacity totaled 2.475 kW with an associated battery bank (44 kWh). The PVT added 6.0 kW of additional potential thermal energy depending upon variation in the panel flow rates and PVT configuration.
The capabilities, operating characteristics, and overall power gain of the configuration was examined during studies at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and results will be presented. The systemâs performance is examined under varying operating scenarios to assess electrical and thermal performance. Overall energy efficiency was determined in respect to electrical capacity, electrical storage, and operating utility.