|Project Summary||Project Information|
In addition to being able to generate electricity, solar energy can also be harnessed to provide hot water for space-heating and washing. This technology is called solar thermal water heating, and is a great way to see how the sun's power can be harnessed. Come check out how you can capture the sun’s energy and use it to heat water without burning coal or natural gas. The advantages of flat plate solar thermal technology is that it is a clean and renewable source of energy. The only thing that needs power is a pump. Come see how we put the sun to work for us!
Current State: The customer has a hot tub in Pennsylvania that they wish to heat fully or partially without using electricity.
Desired State: The water in the hot tub will be heated by the operation of a solar thermal water heating panel(s).
Project Goals: Implement a solar-thermal water heating system that can provide heated water to the hot tub. This will help to reduce the electric heating load required by the hot tub.
Constraints: The fluid exiting the plate must not exceed 140 degrees for safety purposes.
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|Member||Team Role||Team Dynamic||Contact|
|Evan Baileys||Structural Lead||Supplier Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alex Slabyk||Sustainablilty Lead||Facilitatoremail@example.com|
|Sarah Kirk||Materials Lead||Deliverablesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deven Greenawalt||Thermodynamics Lead||Scribeemail@example.com|
|Mike Pastore||Project Manager / Communications Lead||Schedulingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Table of Contents
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
- Charlie Tabb - Guide
- Dr. Brian Thorn - Subject Matter Expert/Faculty Adviser
- Richard Stein - Subject Matter Expert
- Dr. Robert Stevens - Subject Matter Expert
- Tom Kirk - Final Customer