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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 publication2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509056057
StatePublished - 2017
Event44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 30 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017


Other44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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