Helios MK-I [advanced function solar battery charger]

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Author: Chow, Sam
Author: Hong, Sulki
Energy is increasingly becoming a scarce commodity; many governments and institutions are now investing in harvesting energy in a more viable, sustainable and affordable fashion. Solar panels, although a work in progress, are steadily advancing to become the standard method of harvesting solar energy. Helios MK-I benefits from these advances by using proven methods such as MPPT and digital control to efficiently and optimally charge lead acid batteries. Helios MK-I is an advanced MPPT battery charger which draws optimal power from solar panels for the purpose of charging Lead-acid batteries. The product aims to replace existing battery chargers that are currently used in various remote sites within British Columbia and elsewhere.
Engineering Science undergraduates 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 final presentation.
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