Date

6-2014

Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Sarah Harding

Abstract

The aim of the Mobile Solar PV Trainer Project was to design, construct and test a versatile and robust laboratory training rig for the Cal Poly Electrical Engineering department. This project was inspired by the desire of one or more California Polytechnic State University electrical engineering professors to add laboratory components to two established upper division electrical engineering courses in photovoltaic panels and solar power. This report contains a detailed description of the trainer’s desired specifications, our ideation process, a thorough description of the selected trainer design including part drawings, assembly documentation and a bill of materials as well as manufacturing documentation, testing results and operating instructions.