Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


Two undersea cables provide Nantucket with electricity, but a third cable may be needed in the future to accommodate peak summer demands. To avoid this eventuality Nantucket is exploring a variety of options, including the adoption of renewable energies in conjunction with energy storage systems to enhance energy independence. The goal of our project was to assist the Nantucket Energy Office in promoting the adoption of photovoltaics on Nantucket. We conducted research, interviewed stakeholders, and distributed a survey to local residents to identify the current barriers to solar PV on Nantucket. We developed web-based promotional materials, including an interactive map, solar PV owner profiles, and a comprehensive list of FAQs, and recommended improvements to the permitting process.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering