Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Microgrid; Payback Period; Photovoltaic; Renewable Energy; Rooftop; Solar PV

Abstract

"In recent years, solar power has been a popular form of renewable energy. This research conducts a cost analysis in implementing a rooftop photovoltaic system as part of an energy management schema for a university campus. The proposed system would be installed on the roof of one of the largest buildings on campus at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Toomey Hall; the objective function of the research involves reducing dependence on conventional energy sources on campus. Toomey Hall houses the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and is the largest academic unit on campus. Considering the vast expanse of the building it has a high energy demand. Toomey Hall may be thought of as an example of a micro grid considering its energy requirement. Part of the cost-benefit analysis includes an evaluation of the engineering economic aspects involved in implementing such a micro-grid renewable energy project. It considers the feasibility of powering the building by solar photovoltaic energy, to meet its energy demand. This study may be reviewed for implementing photovoltaic on other campuses and part of a similar micro-grid approach"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Long, Suzanna, 1961-

Committee Member(s)

Corns, Steven
Guardiola, Ivan

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management

Sponsor(s)

MidAmerica Regional Microgrid Education and Training

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Pagination

ix, 42 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 38-41).

Rights

© 2017 Pranav Nitin Godse

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 11090

Electronic OCLC #

992440027

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