College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Allan Hauck, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Haiti is located in a region with optimal access to the sun’s rays, but not enough resources to make use of them. While the country is known for its limited access to electricity and unreliable power quality, it has the potential to become a renewable energy powerhouse. Providing a safe place for families to reunite under one roof, that runs solely on solar power is the ultimate goal of this project. Not only designing the most efficient system, but finding which products are available in country, and which products would be more cost effective to ship internationally was the intent of this project. After calculating the 3000 Watt electrical load of the Transitional Home, the results came to a 48 volt system with 12 X 215 Watt Solar Panels, a 70 Amp MPPT Charging Controller, 8 X 12 Volt AGM Batteries, and a 3000 Watt Power Inverter.

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