Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar PV at the Atlas Industrial Park in Duluth, Minnesota: A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites

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Abstract

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5, in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Atlas Industrial Park in Duluth, Minnesota, for a feasibility study of renewable energy production. The EPA provided funding to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support a feasibility study of solar renewable energy generation at the Atlas IndustrialPark. NREL provided technical assistance for this project but did not assess environmental conditions at the site beyond those related to the performance of a photovoltaic (PV) system. The purpose of this study is to assess the site for a possible PV installation and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different PV configurations. In addition, the study evaluates financingoptions that could assist in the implementation of a PV system at the site.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages53
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Produced under direction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Interagency Agreement IAG-08-0719 and Task No. WFD3.1002

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-56772

Keywords

  • Atlas Industrial Park
  • Duluth
  • EPA
  • feasibility study
  • Minnesota
  • photovoltaic
  • PV
  • renewable energy (RE)

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