Two teams of Engineering students showcased their projects at Earth Week (April 16-22, 2018). While demonstrating their Solar Energy Monitoring System. Randy Hania and Giovanni Azpeitia showed how their system can be utilized to calculate the amount of electricity generated by solar panels depending on the location of the panels. "This system is a great low-cost approach to finding out the true energy saving of solar panels before investing too much money", noted Randy.
Particle Air, a low cost air quality station, was showcased by Jimmy Cao, Ronna Jergenson and Javier Montiel. "A key advantage of this solar powered system is its low cost, allowing us to deploy several units around Sonoma County to measure air quality. The air quality data is currently being stored in servers at Sonoma State University and it is available to the public," said Jimmy. "We wanted to build a system that teaches the public about air quality, encouraging them to become involved in reducing local air pollution impacts in Sonoma County," added Ronna.
To learn more about these and other community service projects by the Engineering students at Sonoma State University, visit Senior Design Project Presentations & Demos.