Faculty Advisor

Clarke, Edward N.


The primary objective of this report is to offer homeowners an introductory guide to photovoltaic systems. Background information concerning the history, components, and design of PV systems are discussed. A cost analysis of a PV Stand Alone system and PV-Grid system are presented as examples. Information concerning the Gardner Project In Gardner, Massachusetts is included to show homeowners that a working PV community exists. Professionals capable of giving design advice and providing solar components are identified as well.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1992

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs