Campus Renewable Energy Team
Purpose: Create efficient off-grid sustainable energy systems for different on-campus locations.
1) Solar and fuel cell hybrid power generation
2) Organic solar and battery hybrid power generation
3) Piezoelectric and battery hybrid power generation
Benefit: Decrease the campus carbon foot print with renewable energy and increase the supply of study spaces on campus equipped with device charging capabilities.
Takeaway: Alternative Energy/Generation, System Management/Optimization, Scale down of sustainable energy grids, MATLAB, Teamwork
Team Members: Chanh Nguyen (Sr), Joshua Navarro (Sr), Maggie Sung (Sr), Serina Huang (Jr), Nabila Hussain (Sr), Jennifer Chin (Sr), Esteban Armijo (Sr), Vera Smirnova (Sr), Michael Perez (Sr), Colton Cheng (Sr), Yoojin Jung (Sr), Philip Nguyen (Sr), Leo Liu (Sr)
Gain Skills as a Student & Professional
From this project, students will expand their knowledge of traditional circuits into energy systems. The project seeks to target the growing alternative energy industry and helps prepare students for system management and optimization.
It will provide students exposure to various different alternative power generation and allow students to design and create the most efficient operating condition and electrical pathway through analyzing the collected data of targeted area.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn a specific energy simulation program---HOMER as well as circuit controllers such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Lastly, students will learn how to collaborate with their team members and to attain a common goal together.
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