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.


Photovoltaic System Winter Heating Water Storage Tank Mississippi River Delta Parabolic Trough 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

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

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