Solar roadways

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Client Solar Roadways
Advisor May Karrie
Duration Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
Mentor Hess Herbert
Team Name Solar roadway warriors
Students
  • Ziyang Chen
  • Silas Connolley
  • Yu Han
  • Bailey Poitra

“Solar Roadways”, located in Sandpoint, Idaho, is working towards manufacturing a modular system of specially engineered solar panels that can be walked and driven upon. The panels use LEDs to create signage without paint and heating elements to remove snow and ice accumulation. Our team is working closely with the staff here at the University of Idaho (U of I) and with this company to ensure the development of Solar Roadway panels that exceeds expectations and hopefully will be installed at the University of Idaho in the near future. We will be updating the information on this page monthly until it is finalized in December of 2018, where we will then hope to share the success of our project.


Project Definition[edit]

Problem Statement[edit]

Design a more efficient heating element system to improve the Solar Roadway panels as well as complete a portfolio/presentation for University of Idaho Facilities.

Mission Statement[edit]

Acquire power generation data and complete economic analysis on Solar Roadway panels.

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The Team[edit]

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Ziyang Chen Electrical Engineering
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Ziyang Chen grew up in JiangSu, China. His academic interests include microelectronics and power electronics. Outside of school, he enjoys just being a dude. After graduation, he plans on becoming a hard working engineer in the workforce.

Silas Connolley Electrical Engineering
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Silas is from Grangeville, Idaho. His academic interests include microelectronics and computer programming. He is interested in renuable power generation and renovating the power distribution grid. He is a founding father of the Zeta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at the University of Idaho. He plans on entering into research and development and possibly putting his knowledge to use for the United States Forest Service.

Yu Han Electrical Engineering
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Yu Han grew up in KunShan, SuZhou, China. His academic interests include microelectronics and energy systems. Out of school, he likes to work out at the gym at the University of Idaho. Before he arrived at the University of Idaho, he took part in internships in his home country.

Bailey Poitra Electrical Engineering & mathematics.
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Bailey is from Pullman, Washington. His academic interests include power as well as signals and systems. He enjoys wrestling with the University Of Idaho Club Wrestling Team. After graduation he hopes to find a job within his field of study that will utilize his talents and allow him to excel in his profession.