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Design of low-cost structures for photovoltaic arrays

H. A Franklin

Design of low-cost structures for photovoltaic arrays

by H. A Franklin

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Sandia Laboratories, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Albuquerque, N.M, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Photoelectric cells,
  • Structural frames

  • Edition Notes

    StatementH. A. Franklin
    SeriesSAND ; 78-7033
    ContributionsSandia Laboratories, Bechtel National
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17965186M

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