|Title||Developments of a Solar-Powered 40-m Drill|
|Author(s)||Bruce R Koci|
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.
|Special Collections||PICO (Polar Ice Coring Office)|
|Citation||Bruce R Koci ( 1991 ) Developments of a Solar-Powered 40-m Drill. PICO TN-91-05 , 1-2 .|