Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.

Abstract

This project involves the design and implementation of a grid-independent charging station for cell phones and laptop computers that can be used for promoting the use of green energy on a college campus or other venues. Solar panels on the roof of the Atwater Kent building on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus were used to power the station which is slated for installation in the main lobby of the building. Users will be able to charge their cell phones or laptops from the station which monitors and displays the direction and flow of power between solar panels, battery storage, and USB/AC outlets. A fully functional prototype was implemented and tested, meeting both educational and usage requirements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2012

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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