OptimSolar [optimizing solar systems using concentration and cooling]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Undergraduate student
Date created: 
2018-04
Identifier: 
ENSC405036
Keywords: 
ENSC 405W
ENSC 440
Renewable energy resources
Solar radiation
Abstract: 

With renewable energy continuing to grow as an industry, there are complementary markets that result from the rapid improvements in renewable energy efficiency. The OptimSolar product is a solar panel complement that improves solar panel power outputs and reduces installation inconveniences and costs. Hot climates can see up to a 70% improvement in power production, and colder climates could see up to a 45% improvement. OptimSolar provides a universal mount that will encourage the growth of the residential solar industry. By implementing low power computing and optimizable tracking and cooling in a universal and easy-to-install companion product, homeowners and residential installer will have a ‘go-to’ product for solar system installations worldwide.

Description: 

Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440.  Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem.  This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
Copyright resides with the authours.
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