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Developments of a Solar-Powered 40-m Drill
Authors: Koci B
Year: 1991
Periodical/Journal: PICO TN-91-05
Page Range: 1-2
Abstract: High altitude use of the PICO hand auger to depths approaching 40 m is enhanced by the use of a powerhead preferably driven by a solarvoltaic power source. Feasibility of this system was demonstrated in 1981 near Dye 3, a DEW line site in Greenland, when a 250-watt array of solar panels was used to supply power to an electrically-driven powerhead. The cumulative time required to reach 40m with two people was 12 hours.
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