The Latimer Energy Laboratory (LEL) supports a very wide range of activities relating to photovoltaics (PV), from K-12 outreach through graduate engineering.
The laboratory focuses on measurement of solar radiation, measurement and characterization of artificial light sources, study of physical characteristics of PV cells, and electrical characteristics, including I-V curves. Instrumentation includes: pyranometers, VIS-IR spectrometers, metallurgical microscopes, source meters, and related computers.
2020 - 2021 Projects:
Energy Management of SCU Microgrid
Advisor: Maryam Khanbaghi
Students: Kshitij Deshmukh
Understanding the Causes of Energy Loss in WiFi IoT Devices and Enabling Long Sleep to Enhance Energy Efficiency
Advisor: Behnam Dezfouli (Computer Engineering)
Students: Cyrus Miremadi, Simon Liu, Jesse Chen