Advantages of automated spreadsheet for cogeneration financial analysis

Robert B. Noland, Reed Wills, Robert M. Wirtshafter

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An automated spreadsheet package, COOLGAS, is described. This package performs financial and electrical usage analyses of air conditioning cogeneration units. These types of spreadsheet packages have substantial advantages over traditional spreadsheet models. These include increased user-friendliness, batch analysis, and error-trapping procedures. Some of these programming techniques are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages14
Specialist publicationEnergy Engineering: Journal of the Association of Energy Engineering
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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