MORE | Fall 2018

SRP Polytechnic Solar Utilization

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As the Polytechnic Campus expands both in geography and population, the research team will examine the location’s electrical infrastructure to propose modifications to the university’s development plan to help achieve the goal of carbon neutrality. Working with ASU facilities and the Salt River Project, this team will outline different plans that will allow for the adoption of new technology to meet these goals while remaining financially viable. By evaluating plans by electric rate structure and solar hosting capacity, the team can prescribe specific modifications to existing plans, such as adding solar to buildings, storing thermal energy, or altering metering schema.

Student researcher

James Larson


Hometown: Incline Village, Nevada

Graduation date: Spring 2019