Senior Design 2020 – Electrical and Computer Engineering Team 2031
Electrical and Computer Engineering Team 2031
Lauren Bledsoe Jeremy Friedman Tanner Jackson
Solar PV System Installation at West Haven Railroad Station
The sponsor of this project, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, would like to install a solar PV system for their West Haven railroad station. They would like the solar panels to be installed on top of new carports as part of the project, as well as eight new electric vehicle charging stations. Our group proposed that we install carports for every parking spot, but only install solar panels in the North parking lot for the spots that face north to south. This will allow for easier wiring and minimal railroad closures since the electrical box is located on the north end of the station. These solar panels will be enough to power the railroad station as they can approximately produce 71,000kWh/month which is about 20% more than the max usage that the station consumes.