Economic Feasibility of Fuel Cell Energy Systems for Selected Facilities on Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis developed life-cycle costs of retrofitting fuel cell powered energy systems into existing facilities on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base WPAFB, Ohio. These life-cycle costs were compared with existing costs for providing facility energy via commercially supplied electricity and natural gas andor base generated steam. Three facilities representative of the main facility types on WPAFB were examined Military Family Housing MFH units, an officeclassroom building, and an officelab building. An analysis of the cost comparisons was performed to determine if fuel cell energy systems can be economically competitive with existing facility energy utilization systems. The results of this analysis are contained in Chapter IV. Author
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