Week 11

Lab Friday, April 24, 2015

Assignment:   (due 5/1/14)   Use SAM to model the energy production and financial return of the Beaver Ridge wind farm.   Hand in an Excel file of the modeled cash flow for Beaver  Ridge.
Beaver Ridge wind farm tour
2013 Sound Study
Modeling Wind Energy in SAM (instructional video)

Financials on the Beaver Ridge wind farm for input into SAM
Federal Tax Incentives

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Solar setup II – We walk through  SAM in Class – homework is to run SAM for your home state (or my house).  Hand in an Excel file of the modeled cash flow for your solar system (due 5/1/14).

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Hans Albee from Revision Energy will walk us through their solar proposals for Prof. Donihue’s home;  Slide presentation
Solar Electric Tracker Proposal
Solar Electric Roof Proposal (305W PV system)
Solar Electric Roof Proposal (255W PV system)
Solar Electric Roof Proposal – King (255W PV System)
Solar Pro: Levelized Cost of Energy explained

Resources
A very green solar building.
Planet Money podcast (4 min 12 sec): How Solar Power Has Gotten So Cheap So Fast
NYT April 18, 2015: Solar Power’s impact on electric companies in HawaiiBangor Daily News, March 12, 2015: The value of solar power
Maine Distributed Solar Valuation Study and Addendum
Micro-grids: The Stafford Hill Solar Farm in Vermont
NRG Energy, Green Mountain Power roll our micro-grid for Vermont
ISO New England
MIT Technology Review: The Great German Energy Experiment
MIT Technology Review: Solar Power and Somewhere to Store It
How long does it take for photovoltaics to produce the energy used?
Environmental costs of solar panel manufacturing: Europe versus China
Domestic and overseas manufacturing scenarios of silicon-based photovoltaics: Life cycle energy and environmental comparative analysis
Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power, NYT 23-Apr-15
Surface Orientation Graphic

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