Dr. Abu-elzait’s Graduate Student Research Group Presents at the Distributed Wind Energy Conference 2024

The “Hybrid Renewable Energy System Project” team presents their system design at the Distributed Wind Energy Association’s Conference (DWEA) 2024 that was held in Arlington, Virginia, February 26-28, 2024. The research group consists of two graduate students, Duncan Burns from the Master’s in Renewable Energy Engineering Program, and Joey Crews from the Masters of Appropriate Technology Program, and their supervisor Dr. Sohad Abu-elzait.

This comes as a part of an externally funded research project that focuses on the design and implementation of an off-grid small-scale renewable energy system for an in-state educational institution. The students designed an on-campus outdoor hybrid renewable energy system for the local community college, that is, Watauga campus of CCC&TI. The system utilizes a small-scale wind turbine, a photovoltaic (PV) system, and a battery that will operate off-grid. The energy system will be used to power outdoor loads.

The students met with professionals from the industry who reviewed the design and provided advice regarding the implementation plan of their Hybrid Energy System project.

The team also visited the Sol Systems (solar company) in Washington DC, presented their system designs, and learned about the projects and activities of the company.


Published: Mar 18, 2024 10:21am