Mobile PV System Enables Flexible Use

In the summer of 2018, Cameron Van Dyke, Assistant Professor in the Applied Design Department, reached out to Brent Summerville, Practitioner-in-Residence in the Sustainable Technology program, with a desire to power his family’s new 220 sq/ft home with solar power. The two collaborated on the project during the Fall 2018 semester along with the students enrolled in Summerville’s Photovoltaics II course. The team decided on a mobile, trailer-mounted solar-electric system that would be built on campus and transported to the site to power the home upon completion. The mobile nature of the solution will allow Cameron to also utilize the PV trailer at other sites, such as events at Turtle Island Preserve.

Published: Aug 27, 2019 1:05pm