HW1 Soln 10 - Eng 106 Homework#1 Solution Winter 2010 Problem 1 Youve been asked to analyze the economic feasibility of installing various sizes of

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Eng 106 Homework #1 Solution Winter 2010 Problem 1. You’ve been asked to analyze the economic feasibility of installing various sizes of photovoltaic systems on a commercial distribution center. a) What might be one or more possible objectives (“wants”)? Minimize average yearly cost Maximize years of use Maximize annual amount of energy produced by the system. Minimize initial and annual CO 2 emissions b) List three or more possible constraints (“needs”) Initial cost must be less than the dollars available to purchase a system Must fit within the surface area available to install the system Can’t require more than the amount of solar radiation available per unit area at the site Must satisfy building codes and any local regulations c) List five pieces of information you might need in order to make a rational decision. Purchase prices for components of photovoltaic systems of various sizes and types Estimates of life expectancy for solar panels The cost of electricity from the grid Available solar radiation at the location Power output per unit area from various types of solar panels as a function of solar radiation, age of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2010 for the course ENGR ENG106 taught by Professor Hartsrough during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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HW1 Soln 10 - Eng 106 Homework#1 Solution Winter 2010 Problem 1 Youve been asked to analyze the economic feasibility of installing various sizes of

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