Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

Hansen, Peter H.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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