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Solar energy has come a long way since the turn of the century and has been proven to be a useful source of renewable energy from both an environmental, economic and educational standpoint. The advancement of energy storage technology has opened more doors to the capabilities of production for these systems. This study shows expected outcomes of potential locations on Illinois State University’s (ISU) campus. While there have been several studies conducted on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on campus none have analyzed the implementation of energy storage. We will use Google Earth Pro and Helioscope to conduct site analysis for a majority of the locations within campus for optimal placement of PV array systems. System Advisory Model will provide financial estimates and energy analysis that will cover the data collected through other tools. These methods give feedback and forecasts to the University. This study seeks to provide information as to how a combination of the two systems can lower demand during high demand hours ISU.
Plucinski, Ryan; Rivera, Rafael; and Starkey, Dalton, "Technical And Economic Feasibility Study Of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic And Energy Storage Systems At Illinois State University" (2021). Technology. 8.