Vaz, Richard F.
NANTUCKET / Nantucket Island Project Center
Town of Nantucket Energy Office
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
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering