Comparitive Analysis of Photovoltaic Solar and Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

Lukas Korn, Zavier Aguirre, Salman Muhammad, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kennesaw State University 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144, United States

This report will focus primarily on geothermal heating and cooling systems and photovoltaic heating and cooling systems.  Geothermal in the United States varies from region to region. For the state of Georgia, geothermal energy is mostly used for geothermal heat pump applications to either heat or cool a residential or commercial property. Similarly, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is most effective in certain regions of the United States. Solar energy is extremely popular in places with plenty of sun, such as Southern California. Taking two studies focusing on geothermal and PV solar cooling, This report will take two studies focusing on geothermal and PV solar cooling and compare the findings to provide a breakdown of the most cost effective and efficient alternative energies for a Georgia household wanting to save on monthly utility costs.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Zavier Aguirre

Institution: Kennesaw State University

Type: Poster

Subject: Engineering

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 6
Date/Time: Tue 2:00pm-3:00pm
Session Number: 4582