Date of Award

Spring 2013

Access Restriction

Campus Access only research projects

Degree Name

Master of Science


Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering


This project is put together with a unique warehouse roof design, and coupled with the city's permitting and inspection requirements. The modules will be mounted on the roof and are wired into series strings. Individual strings are grouped into sub-arrays, which supply DC power to one 500 KW inverter. Once in place the application would be tied into a monitoring system that indicates how much energy the system produces and the potential increased savings. Alarms will be triggered when anomalies occur. This data can be compared to the expected output. By monitoring the demand, a profile for the facility's use is generated that makes it easier to ascertain unnecessary energy usage and help with trouble shooting problems.

LeonardSohm_Systems_Presentation_2013.pdf (23030 kB)
Oral Presentation