Date

6-2013

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Systems Management

Department

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Mark Zohns

Abstract

This senior project involves designing a solar system for an agriculture entity and conducting a feasibility management study on the system. The feasibility study will look the initial cost, amount of energy generated, and estimated payback of the system. These factors will determine whether or not the Cal Poly poultry unit should ever implement solar into their operations. It will be ideal if the designed system can generate enough power to cover the electric usage associated. The system can be either photovoltaic or thermal and could either be a ground or roof mount system. The agriculture entity selected was the Cal Poly Poultry Unit and the solar company that has been selected for guidance is Pacific Energy. The design system must abide to Cal Fire building codes. The System must look professional, precise, uniform, and must be presentable.

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