Lab3 - Lab 3. Choose a power plant design September 21,...

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Lab 3. Choose a power plant design September 21, 2009 1 Introduction You are an investor and would like to choose among three options for a 1.5 MW (capacity) power plant in Elizameth City, North Carolina. Meteorological data for this location are available from: http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/new_data/confrrm/ec/. Some minor data that you may need may be missing. In such cases, use en- gineering judgement and information from the US DOE websites to fill in the gaps. Feel free to ask questions of the instructor. The following power plant options are available: 1. A 1.5 MW solar photo voltaic array (a) The array, including all inverter and connection equipment, costs $5/W capacity (b) The array will be made of SunTech 270 panels (the spec. sheet is on the web site). (c) The solar array is on a tracker system such that you can use the “direct normal radiation” column in the data files. 2. A GE 1.5 MW wind turbine (a) The turbine, along with associated citing and engineering, will cost $2.5 million. (The cost comes from this article, “Third Planet Wind-
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2010 for the course CS 2022 taught by Professor Crandall during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lab3 - Lab 3. Choose a power plant design September 21,...

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