Faculty Advisor

Datta, Ravindra

Faculty Advisor

Woods, Douglas W.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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