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This research focuses on a novel management strategy of a thermal energy storage (TES) system, along with the associated chillers, in order to increase solar photovoltaic (PV) penetration at Arizona State University's (ASU) Tempe campus. By charging the TES while the PV panels are producing power, and monitoring the maximum charging rate of the TES, it enables ASU to increase the amount of solar PV they're utilizing, and decrease their overall carbon footprint, while not sending any energy to the grid. Using this new management method, ASU will be able to increase their current PV generation by a factor of 3.46 and generate 48% of their annual energy needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027248
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Energy Management
  • Energy Storage
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Solar Energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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