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PROTOTYPING AND TESTING Several testing plans were established to provide direction, and determine the parameters required for final system design. —Water Flow Rate Determination —Laminar vs. Turbulent Comparison —Water Cooling Testing —Panel Orientation Comparison WATER FLOW RATE DETERMINATION   Objective Determine the required flow rate needed to obtain the maximum difference between the module cell temperature and the water source to provide maximum cooling of the panels.   LAMINAR

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There have been two small scale prototypes that have been designed for testing. The Conceptual Design was created first and includes the frame fabricated from steel, the water distribution system, the water retrieval system, and a pumping station.   Next, a preliminary design was created where the frame was made out of wood. This design was implemented in the creation and fabrication of the small scale prototyping and testing