Installation and Testing of Photovoltaic Energy System

Grant #: 06S-03
Principal Investigator : Michael Pate
Organization: Iowa State University
Student Support: Ryan Warren
Technical Area: Renewable Energy

Public Abstract:
The objective of this project is to design, install, and evaluate photovoltaic energy systems. This will be done by finalizing the designs, procuring the equipment, and arranging the installation of PV systems at two IEC facilities: the main IEC office in Ames and the BECON facility in Nevada. Small scale tests of another PV system concept will also be performed. The results of this project are expected to demonstrate the feasibility of operating PV systems in Iowa and to evaluate the energy and economic performance of these systems.