Emanuel, Alexander E.
Hansen, Peter H.
Wesley United Methodist Church
This project evaluated the feasibility of installing a photovoltaic system on the roof of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, MA. Analysis of the site, weather data, and economic incentives available to church facilitated the creation of a model that could predict the value of a photovoltaic system as an economic investment. This analysis resulted in a long payback period, but projections using this model indicate significant changes as the price of photovoltaic panels continue to fall.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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