Photovoltaic Trainer

Alfred State College MECH 7223 Energy Systems Spring 2016 Group Members: Dominic Freudenvoll William Faes John Buyea


These high-efficiency solar panels could help generate instant energy in disaster areas.

[03/31/16]   Week 6 Deliverables
1) Create poster for student Showcase
2) Preform lab 4 weather permitting
3) Preform lab 5 weather permitting

[03/31/16]   Now, we spoke with Professor Cochran, an electrical engineering professor at Alfred State, and found the problem with the controller.

[03/31/16]   While attempting lab 4 we were getting bad data and found that the controller was malfunctioning. We scraped the data.

Lab 3 setup

[03/03/16]   Deliverable for week 5
1) Perform lab 3 weather pending
2) Complete student showcase form
3) Start quick start guides for lab 7

[03/03/16]   Accomplishments
- Data from Lab 2 has been collected and posted to Dropbox
- Unable to perform Lab 3 this week, moved to next week
- Start up guides 4, 5, and 6 have been made and put into Dropbox

Lab 2: Detection of the Characteristic Curve of the Photovoltaic Panel.

[02/25/16]   Deliverables for week 4
1) Perform lab 2
2) Perform lab 3
3) Start quick start guides for labs 4,5, and 6

Lab 1 materials:
Solar power meter
Flat surface

Photovoltaic Trainer's cover photo

Timeline Photos

[02/17/16]   Week 4 Deliverables
1. Create quick start guide for lab one, two, and three
2. Create poster that describes our long term objectives and what PV panels are about

[02/10/16]   Week 3 Deliverables
1. Set up Dropbox for all team members.
2.Write document of materials for each lab; post to drop box.
3. Perform Lab one if there is enough sun.

[02/09/16]   We have determined that we have all instruments needed to complete every lab for the semester.

[02/04/16]   Week 2 Deliverables

- Read through labs and make material list of everything we have or don't have

- Order parts if nessessary in order to run PV Panel

- Ensure that PV panel is fully operational

Photovoltaic Trainer's cover photo

Photovoltaic Trainer's cover photo

Photovoltaic Trainer

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