Assessing the costs of solar power plants for the Island of Roatàn
Author(s)Huwe, Ethan (Ethan L.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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This is an analysis assessing the installation costs of different solar power plant technologies and the current commercial availability for installation on the Island or Roatàn. Commercial large-scale power plants have been in use for decades and their technical feasibility has been documented as well as their high installation costs. Roatàn is currently seeking alternatives for powering their island. This thesis explores the initial costs of the solar power options currently available to the island, focusing on the large energy storage requirements needed for the island to be powered entirely off of sunlight.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-37).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology