Solar collectors at George A. Towns Elementary School here

Atlanta, Georgia - - the largest heating and cooling system undertaken to date (1975) was installed in the George A. Towns Elementary School here.  The solar collectors are supported by a wood truss system mounted on steel beam supports.  Reflectors on the back slope of each of the collectors allow the solar collectors to absorb energy from both the direct and reflected sunlight, so that little energy is wasted. This special solar project was conducted for the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) by Westinghouse Electric Corporation and its principal associates -- Burt, Hill and Associates and the Georgia Institute of Technology., Credit Line: Westinghouse Photo, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: Atlanta, Georgia - - the largest heating and cooling system undertaken to date (1975) was installed in the George A. Towns Elementary School here. The solar collectors are supported by a wood truss system mounted on steel beam supports. Reflectors on the back slope of each of the collectors allow the solar collectors to absorb energy from both the direct and reflected sunlight, so that little energy is wasted. This special solar project was conducted for the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) by Westinghouse Electric Corporation and its principal associates -- Burt, Hill and Associates and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
Solar Energy
Date Created: circa 1975
Credit Line: Westinghouse Photo, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Solar Energy F8