Faculty Advisor

Datta, Ravindra

Faculty Advisor

Woods, Douglas W.


This project describes and analyzes the socioeconomics of fuel cell systems and their potential for use in a home. Working from literature and information from fuel cell companies, we developed a relational database that economically models, using Life Cycle Costing, a home fuel cell system. The database was used to optimize the parameters of a fuel cell system and to determine where a fuel cell is more economically feasible than the use of utility power.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies