Holistic Analysis of Fuel Cells for Residential Application

by Ospina Alvarado, Angelica Maria

Abstract (Summary)
The development of an index to compare different sources of energy is presented; the index address the appraisal of the source of energy from its sustainable performance and also using the factors that influence the user's decision making process of adopting an alternative energy. The index is used to compare the fuel cell system and the traditional grid system powered by coal fired power plants, for a typical residential unit located in the rural Appalachian region in Ohio.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Gentry, Russell; Castro-Lacouture, Daniel; Thomas-Mobley, Linda

School:Georgia Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:building construction


Date of Publication:11/06/2007

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