Title

Microgrid Implementation of a Rooftop Photovoltaic System

Abstract

In recent years, the demand for alternative energy options has increased. Countries and communities alike are diversifying their energy portfolios by integrating renewable energy technologies to better serve their end users and the environment. Microgrids have emerged as a possible solution to addressing diversification. This research presents a cost analysis in implementing a rooftop solar photovoltaic system in Missouri as part of the energy management approach on a university campus. Given the size and energy requirement of the building, as well as the installment plan, the system operates as a microgrid. The cost analysis conducted includes a standard and discounted payback period. This study may be used by the engineering manager to implement solar photovoltaic rooftop systems in similarly sized buildings with comparable energy demands.

Meeting Name

2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018 (2018: May 19-22, Orlando, FL)

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Comments

The authors gratefully acknowledge the DOE SUNSHOT GEARED program for partially funding this research through DOE Project DE-EE0006341.

Keywords and Phrases

Cost-benefit Analysis; Energy Portfolios; Solar Photovoltaic

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), All rights reserved.

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