Date of Graduation

5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor/Mentor

McCann, Roy

Abstract

Over the last decade, the costs of PV system components have dropped more than 70%. Additionally, green energy incentives like the 30% tax credit have been pushed forward. PV solar systems have become accessible to the general public. Companies are pledging to reduce their carbon emissions.

As part of their green initiative, the City of Fayetteville has requested a feasibility study for a PV system to be installed on the rooftop of the Facilities Management building, 115 S. Church Ave, Fayetteville, AR, 72701. This thesis shows the design process of this PV system and the return on investment estimation. While the system would not be expected to generate large revenue, for the purpose of carbon emission reduction it is feasible.

Keywords

PV solar systems, Photovolatic, feasibility, single-phase

Appendix A.txt (5 kB)
MATLAB Code

Appendix B - Solar PV System.pdf (1077 kB)
Design Drawings

Appendix C - Feasibility Calculations.xlsx (14 kB)
Bill of Materials and approximate ROI

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