Soysal, O. A. and Soysal, H. S. "Small-Scale Wind and Solar Energy in Western Maryland"
This paper discusses the experience gained from the operation of the Wind and Solar Energy (WISE) Demonstration system constructed on the Frostburg State University Campus in 2007. Actual generation data collected over one year of operation is evaluated to analyze the system performance and cost effectiveness. Opinion surveys reflecting the public reaction; outreach programs developed with the acquired knowledge; and educational outcomes of the WISE project are also presented.
Soysal, O. A. and Soysal, H. S. "From Wind-Solar Energy Educational Demo System (WISE) to Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF)," IEEE PES General Meeting, 2009
The paper describes education, outreach, and research activities on residential use of wind and solar energy performed at Frostburg State University (FSU). A residential size wind and solar energy demonstration system named “WISE” consisting of a 2-kW solar (PV) array and 1.8-kW wind turbine was constructed on FSU campus. A broad range of community outreach presentations have been offered to increase the public awareness of the residential use of wind and solar energy. The “WISE Certified Education Program” developed to provide instruction and training on design, installation, and maintenance of wind and solar PV generation systems was offered in spring and fall 2008. The WISE initiative led to construction of “Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF)” on FSU campus. SERF will be an off-grid residential building supplied by clean renewable energy and house the FSU Renewable Energy Center to offer re-search, education, and outreach programs
Soysal, O. A. and Soysal, H. S., "A Residential Example of Hybrid Wind and Solar Energy System: WISE," IEEE PES General Meeting, 2008
A residential size hybrid system powered by wind and solar Energy has been developed on Frostburg State University campus to supply a small building through net metering. The main purpose of the demonstration system is to develop a knowledge base on residential electric generation from wind and solar energy in Western Maryland and the surrounding area. The paper discusses the pre-design study for site selection, an assessment of the solar and wind potential at the selected location, the system outline, experience gained during the design and construction phase, and an assessment of the system performance based on collected output data.
Soysal, O. A. et al. "University-State Partnership to Promote Residential Electric Generation from Solar and Wind Energy in Western Maryland", IEEE PES General Meeting, 2007
A partnership program developed between Maryland Energy Administration and Frostburg State University is described. The main purpose of this partnership is to promote residential electric generation using solar and wind power in Western Maryland. Activities include construction of a grid-tied hybrid demonstration system, development of a knowledge base to assist the local community to develop their own generation systems, development of interdisciplinary curriculum for existing and new courses at FSU, dissemination of the results through outreach programs, and administration of the Maryland State Anemometer Loan Program. The initial reaction and input received from the FSU community and expected outcomes are discussed.
Renewable Energy Center 2009 Annual Report
The report summarizes education, research, and outreach activities performed in 2009.
WISE Demonstration System Case Study I
“Case Study I” discusses the community reaction, challenges, and experience gained throughout the construction of the residential size wind and solar energy demonstration system on the Frostburg State University campus. The hybrid electric generation system named “WISE” consists of a 2-kW solar (PV) array mounted on the roof of small building and 1.8-kW wind turbine on a 45-ft monopole tower. Both PV and wind generation units supply a residential type of building and are connected to the low voltage grid through net metering. The construction was completed in summer 2007 and the system has been generating electricity.
WISE Demonstration System Case Study II
“Case Study II” discusses the performance of the residential size wind and solar energy demonstration system WISE constructed on Frostburg State University campus. The hybrid electric generation system consists of a 2-kW solar (PV) array mounted on the roof of small building and 1.8-kW wind turbine on a 45-ft monopole tower. Both PV and wind generation units supply a residential type of building and are connected to the low voltage grid through net metering.