Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Faculty Advisor

Troy, Karen

Project Center

Puerto Rico


Our group worked with The United States Coast Guard in San Juan, Puerto Rico to evaluate the photovoltaic system installed at the Río Bayamón Housing complex. The goal of the project was to explain the specifications of the system, evaluate the performance of the system, provide recommendations based on findings, and find off-grid power alternatives. We used document and data collection and analysis to assess system performance, to analyze the costs associated with implementation of the system, and to determine if backup batteries were a feasible option to complement generators during power outages. We recommended accelerating acceptance of a net metering contract and continuing to utilize diesel generators for off-grid power use.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering