Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.

Project Center

London, England


This report, prepared for the Department of Adult Services, Health and Housing in Croydon, London, evaluated the feasibility of retrofitting Croydon’s social housing stock with photovoltaic arrays. Analysis of the houses and the economic incentives available to Croydon Council and tenants led to the creation of a model that predicts the economic value of photovoltaic systems. Tenant questionnaires revealed a strong level of support for potential solar panels as a method of lowering their rising energy bills. The final business case submitted to Croydon Council recommended several solar photovoltaic investment options for the council.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry