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Microgrid Implementation of a Rooftop Photovoltaic System
Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo (2018, Orlando, FL)
  • J. Hale
  • P. N. Godse
  • Suzanna Long, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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.
Publication Date
5-1-2018
Citation Information
J. Hale, P. N. Godse and Suzanna Long. "Microgrid Implementation of a Rooftop Photovoltaic System" Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo (2018, Orlando, FL) (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanna_long/106/