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The use of alternative energies for powering ELTs
Author(s): German R. Pescador
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Paper Abstract

The use of alternative energies is becoming common in many places around the world. It is envisaged that most large projects will consider the use of alternative energies in this new century. Such use or at least the attempts to use renewable energies to somewhat offset the power requirements of an ELT will be seen very positively by the general public, as well as by the administration and political authorities. The enclosure of an ELT will be one of the most unique buildings on earth. Its location will be suitable for the use of alternative energies and in particular of solar energy. The use of solar energy to power the building of an ELT will be discussed. A conceptual design of the possible building shall be done cosidering the installation of photovoltaic panels as part of the building structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566349
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German R. Pescador, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5382:
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
Arne L. Ardeberg; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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