Development of a Methodology and Evaluation Tool for Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing Renewable Energy Systems ...

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Material Information

Title:
Development of a Methodology and Evaluation Tool for Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing Renewable Energy Systems as an Airport Revenue Source
Physical Description:
1 online resource (305 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Dwiantoro, Deny
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Design, Construction, and Planning, Design, Construction and Planning
Committee Chair:
KIBERT,CHARLES JOSEPH
Committee Co-Chair:
FLOOD,IAN
Committee Members:
SULLIVAN,JAMES G
SHERIF,SHERIF AHMED

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
energy -- farm -- non-traditional -- renewable -- revenue -- solar -- systems
Design, Construction and Planning -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Design, Construction, and Planning thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
There are numerous motivations for implementing renewable energy as widely as possible. Among these motivations are mitigating climate change, minimizing non-renewable energy resource depletion, minimizing the uncertainty of energy supplies from unstable regions of the world, and coping with the rising costs of energy. Additionally, the opportunities presented by the rapidly falling costs of many types of renewable energy systems can be turned into a profit center for many operations, including airports. Extensive open areas common to airports and the proximity of specific renewable energy resources such as geothermal energy and tidal power can provide airport authorities and management with a potential profit center. However, the decision to implement renewable energy systems in the vicinity of an airport presents a complex and interlocking set of technical, financial and regulatory problems that must be analyzed in order to assess the feasibility of capitalizing on renewable energy. This dissertation has developed a decision making methodology incorporated into an evaluation tool. In the implementation process, the methodology has used the state of Florida as a test case with Dunnellon Airport as a site-specific case study. Three scenarios to approach the potential of non-traditional revenue in Dunnellon Airport have been investigated. The results confirmed that the utility-scale maximum energy scenario would successfully reach the highest maximum revenue. Under the realistic design scenario, two proposed solar farms, namely Solar Farm-2 and Solar Farm-3 with combined 1-axis tracking and crystalline module, could also generate maximum revenue. In the case of NZEB under feed-in tariff scheme, although Dunnellon Airport is a less energy-intensive airport, the target of covering at least 5% of all expenses could not be reached unless Dunnellon Airport installed crystalline module on all rooftops and parking areas. Meanwhile, the NZEB scenario under net metering scheme failed to meet the target at all locations. However, Dunnellon Airport still can save up to 93.7% of its annual energy cost. Finally, in the case of leasing, the only possible way to meet the target is to lease all 642,218 square-foot of non-aviation development Solar Farm-3 area to private entity.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Deny Dwiantoro.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: KIBERT,CHARLES JOSEPH.
Local:
Co-adviser: FLOOD,IAN.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046478:00001