The Mississippi County Community College Large-Scale Demonstration Project a Success Story

  • H. V. Smith
Conference paper


The world’s first large-scale photovoltaic concentrating system has now been completed and is operational. The project is located at Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville, Arkansas, U.S.A., and consists of a uniquely energy-conscious building with some 63,000 photovoltaic concentrator cells providing 320 kW (DOE standard) power. The system is actively cooled, single-axis tracking, and is designed for providing about 85 percent of the total energy needs of the 55,000 sq. ft. building.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. V. Smith
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  1. 1.Mississippi County Community CollegeUSA

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