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The feasibility of implementing solar panels on Federation Hall: Shedding light on the situation!

TitleThe feasibility of implementing solar panels on Federation Hall: Shedding light on the situation!
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFinamore, C., S. Phelan, K. Rudzki, and C. Sturk
KeywordsFederation Hall, photovoltaic system, solar panels, University of Waterloo
Abstract

This study examined the feasibility of implementing a photovoltaic system at Federation Hall, an on-campus bar at the University of Waterloo operated by the Federation of Students. The Solar Technology Education Project (STEP) is currently working on implementing solar panels on Federation Hall and have begun fundraising and networking to attain this goal. This study was conducted over a three-month period and examined the technological, economic, environmental and social feasibility of implementing solar panels on Federation Hall. Information on all of these aspects was gathered from key informant interviews and literature reviews. The results of these interviews and literature reviews are discussed and recommendations for the implementation of solar panels are given. Results of this study suggest that the implementation of solar panels on Federation Hall is feasible in terms of economics, environmental concerns, technological capability and social acceptance… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca