Sustainable Energy Laboratory: SEL
The Sustainable Energy Lab's goal is to model, test, and design emerging energy technologies to assist in the transition to more sustainable energy options. Currently the lab work focuses on thermoelectric modules and systems for current and future power generation applications, and developing world appropriate technologies. SEL is committed to providing a range of experiential learning opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students. Numerous senior design projects have been done in partnership with the lab.
Major equipment: A fully instrumented thermoelectric module test stand for characterizing individual modules, a high temperature module testing system, a waste heat exhaust rig for system testing with extensive data acquisition capabilities and simulated electrical load, a mobile cook stove test stand for biomass-based stoves, extensive data acquisition and control hardware for measuring and controlling electrical power, heat, and temperature.
See the lab website for more information.
Recognitions: EPA P3 program, NYSERDA, NYSDEC – NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Dresser-Rand Incorporated, TAM Ceramics, Inc., Corning, Inc., HOPE: Haiti Outreach.