June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Electrical and Computer
22.528.1 - 22.528.10
EE Students Complete Photovoltaic R&D for Industry in Electrical Engineering Curriculum__________ University is committed to giving its undergraduate engineering students an earlyexperience in real world situations as part of its electrical and computer engineering curriculum.Through the participation of Industrial Affiliates _____ University is able to get theirundergraduate students involved in the innovation of cutting edge renewable energy research anddesign. During the 2010-2011 academic year Kaneka Corporation of Osaka, Japan sponsored theinstallation of a photovoltaic (PV) system test bed located at _____ University’s _______ Hall,utilizing Kaneka’s new “Hybrid” amorphous modules. The installation required that all work becompleted in accordance with local laws and codes as well as be designed for optimal arrayoutput. Working in an engineering clinic environment, modeled on the medical school model,students were charged with design and installation of this system to meet any necessary politicaland design specifications. This involved every aspect of design, including obstruction shadinganalysis, PV array layout, single-line design, purchasing of equipment, as well as submittals for_________ University and New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approval.Through this engineering clinic model, students learned all the inner workings behind how a PVarray goes from concept to reality, ending with a finished product for the customer.
Delia, C. C., & Jansson, P. M., & Schmalzel, J. L., & Barreiro, C. D., & Whitten, K. A. (2011, June), EE Students Complete Photovoltaic R&D for Industry in Electrical Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17809
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