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dc.contributor.advisorRivera-Betancourt, Loida E.
dc.contributor.authorAli-Fares, Eyad
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-09T18:20:14Z
dc.date.available2018-02-09T18:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/244
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzed the economic feasibility of investing in photovoltaic technology at households in south-southwest Puerto Rico. There have been no mass implementation of this type of technology in Puerto Rico. A questionnaire was handed out to 342 Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) customers to determine the average monthly electricity consumption, and to estimate the cash flow generated with the photovoltaic system. Economic feasibility was measured using the Internal Rate of Return (IRR). The cash flow of a 2kW and 5kW of installed photovoltaic capacity was found and the IRR for each case was measured. It was found that it is not economically feasible to invest in photovoltaic technology in Puerto Rico at this point in time. Several public policy recommendations on how to make it economically feasible to invest in this type of technology were presented.
dc.description.abstractEn esta investigación se analizó la viabilidad económica de aplicar la tecnología fotovoltaica a residencias en el sur y suroeste de Puerto Rico. En Puerto Rico, no existe una implementación en masa de esta tecnología. Se administró un cuestionario a 342 abonados de la AEE para determinar es el consumo promedio de energía eléctrica. Este promedio sería utilizado para determinar el flujo de efectivo generado por el equipo fotovoltaico. Se determinó el flujo de efectivo de un sistema fotovoltaico de 2kW y de 5kW de capacidad instalada respectivamente y se determinó la tasa de rendimiento interna (IRR) de cada caso. Se encontró que actualmente no es económicamente viable invertir en sistemas fotovoltaicos en Puerto Rico. Se hicieron varias recomendaciones para política pública de cómo hacer viable y económicamente atractivo invertir en este tipo de tecnología.
dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.subjectTecnología fotovoltaicaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhotovoltaic power systems--Economic aspects--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleAnálisis económico para la implantación de la tecnología fotovoltaica a residencias en el área sur y suroeste de Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2008 Eyad Ali Faresen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBeauchamp, Gerson
dc.contributor.committeeOrtiz, Rosario
dc.contributor.representativeIrizarry, Agustín
thesis.degree.levelM.B.A.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFinancesen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Business Administrationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Business Administrationen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2008en_US


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