Latimer Energy Lab
The Latimer Energy Laboratory (LEL) supports a very wide range of activities relating to photovoltaics (PV), from K-12 outreach through graduate engineering.
The laboratory focuses on measurement of solar radiation, measurement and characterization of artificial light sources, study of physical characteristics of PV cells, and electrical characteristics, including I-V curves. Instrumentation includes: pyranometers, VIS-IR spectrometers, metallurgical microscopes, source meters, and related computers.
For students working in the Latimer Energy Laboratory, summer days were anything but lazy as they worked to design three important projects: a micro-grid power allocation device, a cookstove fan that pasteurizes water while generating electricity, and a system for pulling water out of the air to irrigate vegetation that might die in times of drought.More »
Since its founding four years ago, the Latimer Energy Laboratory has provided a space for students from all engineering disciplines and the sciences to come together to learn, explore, innovate, and grow.