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Selfpowered Solar Water Heater (Tracking)

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
DaVin Corp.
2217 Rutland Place Thousand Oaks, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Selfpowered Solar Water Heater (Tracking)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-11-P-0105
Award Amount: $69,917.00


Commercially available solar water heating systems use mature renewable energy technologies which have been accepted for many years. However, they are often heavy (steel or aluminum frames, glass and steel pipe receivers encapsulated with glass insulating layers), are primarily designed for permanent installation on roofs, and are unsuitable and too fragile for mobile or temporary installations and require a gas or electric booster to provide sufficient quantities of water for daytime and nighttime use. By using a classic Cassegrain reflector geometry formed from mirror film laminated aluminum sheets as the primary mirror to concentrate solar energy on to a convex secondary mirror-film laminated extruded"half-pipe"on to an insulated hybrid Electric/Thermal receiver, a lightweight collector assembly will be fabricated with sufficient heat gain when assembled into an array of such collectors will heat potable water through a heat exchanger for the four Force Provider 150 organizational systems.

Principal Investigator:

Vish Upadhye
Sr. Engineering Specialist
(805) 443-1674

Business Contact:

Vinay Gupta
Accounting&Adminstration Manager
(805) 501-7800
Small Business Information at Submission:

DaVin Corp.
2217 Rutland Place Thousand Oaks, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 272706023
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No