This master thesis, presented at the University of Puerto Rico, explores the benefits of solar thermal water heaters installations. Research has proven that this technology contributes to a demand reduction and reduced power losses at the transmission and distribution levels, which results in reduced costs for both utility and residential customers. Thus, the increased systemâs efficiency contributes to a considerable reduction in fuel and energy cost.
An economic analysis was carried out in power systems operations to evaluate the efficiency improvements. It concluded that there could be, indeed, a considerable reduction in the monthly electricity bill for residential consumers, besides a reduction in GHG emissions.
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