Author(s) Information

Khulan OrgilFollow

College

College of Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Date

12-2018

Advisor

David Braun

Abstract/Summary

This senior project report addresses the consumer’s need for accurate and easily accessible information when making a solar panel purchasing decision. Thus, the project analyzes and compares the costs and benefits of organic and inorganic photovoltaic systems during their life cycle. The cost comparison includes analysis of the environmental and economic costs of materials, production, installation, and disposal. The benefit comparison includes analysis of the economic, environmental, and social benefits accrued during the system’s lifetime. With the project’s data, consumers can make more informed decisions to fit their specific needs.

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