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Main Title Assessment of the effects of active solar thermal technologies on urban emissions {MICROFICHE}
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc., Arlington, VA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab. Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory : Center for Environmental Research Information {distributor},
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-03-2622; EPA-600/7-83-008
Stock Number PB83-156927
Subjects Solar energy--United States ; Air quality--United States
Additional Subjects Solar energy concentrators ; Air pollution control equipment ; Urban areas ; Assessments ; Technology ; Economics ; Marketing ; Air quality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-156927 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 112 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The objective of this study was to analyze the fuel displacement potential of solar technologies to determine if the potential air quality benefits are significant enough to justify the promotion of solar commercialization as an air pollution control strategy. Fuel displacement by solar energy was found to be greatest in the residential water heating market and in electric end-uses in the three AQCR's investigated. However, the results of this study suggest a limited role for solar energy in reducing air pollutant emissions. Emissions reductions in all three AQCR's were relatively small, generally less than one percent. The authors cautioned against generalizing these findings to the entire nation, since the report did not evaluate areas that were the most technically compatible with solar systems. Solar systems could readily be a viable emission reduction strategy in a specific case. The increased pentration of solar systems would reduce area source emissions, potentially lowering background emissions in urban areas.
Caption title. "Jan. 1983." "EPA-600/7-83-008." Microfiche.