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)

Phillip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The use of solar panels on residential structures has been prevalent since the mid 1970’s and over the decades their presence has become more pronounced and more valued. The creation of energy on-site using clean methods for an individual is truly a remarkable feat. As solar panels become increasingly common, so do the inherent issues and their supporting infrastructure. Of these issues a common inconvenience is what owners are to do with extraneous energy. What this entails is that an owner typically does not have means to store energy that is created in surplus, the resulting solution is the power companies redirect the energy as they see fit and compensate the owner accordingly. This paper will begin with the analysis of current residential solar systems and propose an alternate solution for the redistribution of excess solar energy. The focus of the paper will be the perceived effect, among homeowners, of having control over how excess energy is distributed.

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