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A Design of Sustainable Energy Laboratory

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Innovations in Power Engineering Education

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Electrical and Computer

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22.35.1 - 22.35.8

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Linfeng Zhang University of Bridgeport

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Linfeng Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. He obtained his Ph.D. from Wayne State University. His current research is on the renewable energy, power system, and electronic devices.

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Xingguo Xiong University of Bridgeport

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Xingguo Xiong is an Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bridgepeort, Bridgeport, CT 06604. His research areas include Microelectromechanical System (MEMS), nanotechnology, as well as VLSI design and testing.

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Navarun Gupta University of Bridgeport

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Navarun Gupta ( is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is also the Associate Chair of the Electrical Engineering department. He received a Ph.D. from Florida International University in 2003. His interests include the application of digital signal processing in acoustics and bio-signals.

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A design of Sustainable Energy laboratory Sustainable energy, including solar power, wind power, and geothermal power, is very attractive since the utilization of sustainable energy resources can significantly decrease the emission and protect our environment. Also, the use of such energy can enhance the national energy security and reduce the dependence on the imported fossil fuel.  Till now, several energy‐related courses, such as Fuel Cells, Sustainable Energy, and Hybrid Vehicle, have been offered at the University of Bridgeport, a laboratory is still necessary for our engineering students to have hands‐on experience on the sustainable energy as well as smart power grid integrated with sustainable energy resources. A Sustainable Energy Laboratory is proposed and will be offered in Spring, 2011. In this course, a series of experiments are designed on the operating and testing of solar panels, wind turbine, fuel cell.   Moreover, experiments on power electronics and data acquisition are developed to optimize the utilization of different energy sources. Finally, simulation on smart grid power system and hybrid system will help the students understand the challenges in the use of sustainable energy resources.  

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