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dc.contributor.advisorMéndez-Piñero, Mayra I.
dc.contributor.authorColón-Vázquez, Melitza
dc.description.abstractThe manufacturing companies, the major consumers of energy, are constantly seeking alternatives to reduce energy consumption in their operations. Among the alternatives available to address this situation are industrial appliances that consume the energy efficiently and the use of renewable energy systems, such as photovoltaic systems. In order to justify the economic feasibility of such alternatives optimization models were developed. The objective of the models was to maximize the economic benefits generated by the alternatives. The results obtained show how the successful use of optimization models identified $78, 483 in economics savings in three years in a particular case. In addition, it was demonstrated that there are important parameters that affect the analysis of the alternatives and should be considered in the models. The most significant parameters are: economic analysis method, implementation cost, and efficiency of the solar panels. The variation of these parameters demonstrated a difference in economic savings of up to $21,333.en_US
dc.description.abstractLos principales consumidores de energía, las compañías de manufactura, buscan alternativas para reducir su consumo de energía. Entre las alternativas disponibles para atender esta situación se encuentran equipos industriales que consumen energía eficientemente y sistemas de energía renovable, como lo son los sistemas fotovoltaicos. A través de esta investigación se desarrollaron modelos de optimización para analizar la viabilidad económica de las alternativas antes mencionadas. Los objetivos de estos modelos son maximizar los beneficios económicos generados por estas alternativas. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron el uso exitoso de estos modelos identificando ahorros económicos de $78,483 en tres años para un caso en particular. También, se demostró que existen parámetros que afectan y deben ser considerados en el análisis de las alternativas, destacándose: método financiero, costos de implantación de los sistemas y eficiencia de los paneles solares. La variación de estos parámetros demostró una diferencia en ahorros económicos de hasta $21,333.en_US
dc.subjectRenewable energy systemsen
dc.subjectOptimization modelsen
dc.subjectEconomic analysis methoden
dc.titleSensitivity analysis in the minimization of energy cost by combining the PREPA supply with a photovoltaic systemen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c)2011 Melitza Colón Vázquezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeResto, Pedro
dc.contributor.committeeOrama, Lionel
dc.contributor.representativeValentín, Ricky Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpring (2nd semester)en_US

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