Innovative Low Cost Solar Air Heating for Poultry House Ventilation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2015-33610-23580
Agency Tracking Number: 2015-00354
Amount: $99,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.12
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8703 CHIPPENDALE CT, Annandale, VA, 22003-0000
DUNS: 073067931
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Archibald
 President
 (703) 425-0923
 jarchibald@americansolar.com
Business Contact
 John Archibald
Title: President
Phone: (703) 425-0923
Email: jarchibald@americansolar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
American Solar, Inc. proposes to research and analyze two low cost solar air heating systems for poultry houses. The solar heating systems will use an existing poultry house metal roof and a new wall-mounted, solar curtain system to harvest renewable, solar heated air. The solar heated air will displace cold outside ventilation air that would be brought into the house and require heating by non-renewable heating fuels. Together, the systems are estimated to cut conventional fuel heating of poultry houses, will improve farm income, will increase local renewable energy use, and reduce spending on fuels imported from outside the local economy, thereby strengthening the local rural economy.

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