Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between Carver County and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The City of Chaska has its own municipal electric utility and wanted to build its renewable and green energy portfolio through a solar installation. To help educate the public about solar energy, the City wanted to site the solar installation at a local school, where it could serve as a demonstration project. The goal of this project was to evaluate the suitability for solar power generation of three land parcels in Chaska that were identified as potential sites. In collaboration with project lead Andrew Romine from the City of Chaska, a team of students in BBE 5733: Renewable Energy Technologies, evaluated the suitability of the potential sites for solar power generation and economic feasibility. A final report and PowerPoint presentation slides from this project are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in BBE 5733: Renewable Energy Technologies, taught by Dr. Min Addy in fall 2015.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Colbert, Ben; Liu, Juer; Nommensen, Mitchell; Phadke, Sohan; Ngai, Zi Yao.
Solar Array Installation in Chaska, Minnesota.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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