Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer


With the waning supply of fossil fuels, the need to explore alternative renewable energy sources is vital to satisfy energy demands. This project analyzed the current reserves and consumption of coal, natural gas, and oil to predict how long they will last. Alternative energy was then considered, including an in-depth analysis of a photovoltaic energy system to satisfy the energy needs of WPI. The system was determined to be economically feasible, provided that sufficient federal grants were obtained.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences