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.
- Cost-benefit Analysis,
- Energy Portfolios,
- Solar Photovoltaic
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanna_long/106/