Solar Batteries & Charging Analysis

In House & Partnership with the REA Solar Team

Manager: Emma Peavler

Contact: lizzyp@g.ucla.edu

Applications: Closed

Learning Objectives: Simulation, Programming (Python, Matlab, and/or Mathematica), Report Writing

As the effects of non-renewable energy resources (i.e. coal, oil etc) are compounding the issue of global warming, the creation of practical and manufacturable renewable energy sources is necessary for the future of humanity. This experiment group will be designing, simulating and creating solar energy storage devices using lithium ion battery cells (18650) and various solar panels. In this experiment team members will learn and use basic programming knowledge to simulate the efficiency of various solar panels and optimize a design that allows for the maximum return on investment for each solar pack. Members will also be able to engineer and build the energy storage packs for optimized use.