Weatherproof Organic Solar Cell Test Apparatus
Mechanical Engineering
This project’s goal is to facilitate the testing of experimental organic solar cells in natural sunlight. It focuses on the design of an apparatus which can protect the solar cells and their monitoring equipment from adverse weather conditions without blocking visible light. Other considerations, such as the need for cell replacement and weekly realignment, are also necessary.
The student would design the apparatus using a combination of commercially available and CAD-designed components to balance cost and effectiveness. They would perform materials selection with regard to factors such as longevity, weather resistance, cost, thermal expansion, etc.
Time commitment
4-6 Hours/Week
Student should have a background in mechanical design (i.e mechanical engineering or related experience), as well as familiarity with CAD software
Positions available
Applications for 2018-2019 is now open! Pleae apply through the link below and send your transcript as a PDF to (Please attach your complete transcript from ACORN as a PDF file with filename: REX2018_FISTNAME_LASTNAME).
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