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Author Rosenthal, A. L.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ ECONOMICS ♦ LOAD MANAGEMENT ♦ PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS ♦ OPERATION ♦ PERFORMANCE ♦ ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ♦ LOAD ANALYSIS ♦ CAPACITY ♦ COST ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS
Abstract The National Park Service has operated a large photovoltaic (PV) hybrid power system at the Dangling Rope Marina since August 1996. Performance and economic analyses for this system based on its first year of operation have been published elsewhere [1,2]. Now, as the system enters its third year of operation, recent changes to the site electrical load and impending additions to the PV array raise new interest in this site as the subject of analysis and evaluation. In 1998, energy conservation measures reduced the site electrical load by 10{endash}12{percent}. At the same time, funding has been allocated to expand the PV array by 40{percent} in 1999. This paper analyzes the effects that these changes will have on the site{close_quote}s fuel use and 20-year life cycle cost. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Department Sandia National Laboratory
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 462
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-980935-
Organization Sandia National Laboratory


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