SSC received semesterly report for Fall 2021 for InSPIRE Solar Charging Stations project on 12/26/2021. Please see attached.
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InSPIRE Solar Powered Outdoors Table (SPOT) (Completed)
Recent Project Updates
A Belson recycled picnic table was installed and inspected.
The solar panels for the table are yet to be installed.
Pictures of the table are attached below.
The email regarding this event is also attached below.
Solar Power on Campus
- ECE Rooftop Solar PVs
- Install Solar PVs on NCPD
- Solar Farm 1.0
- Rooftop Solar Potential
- BIF Rooftop Solar PVs
- Ground Mounted Solar PVs BRC Research Test Bed
- E37 Parking Lot Solar Lighting
- InSPIRE Solar Powered Outdoors Table (SPOT)
- KCPA Rooftop Solar Feasibility Study
- Solar Farm 2.0
- Solar PVs at Idea Garden
- Solar PVs on Fruit Farm Admin Building
- Solar PVs on I Hotel and Conference Center
- Solar PVs on President's Garden Shed
- Solar Panels on Everitt Lab
- Solar at Willard Airport
- Speech and Hearing Rooftop Solar PVs
- Uni High Gym Rooftop Solar PVs
- Wassaja Hall Rooftop Solar PVs
- SSC Solar Feasibility Study
The SPOT project is a commercial outdoor picnic table retrofitted with solar panels on top-of-pole solar mounts and an off-grid PV system. It is used for charging cell phones, tablets, and laptops.
The SPOT project is a completely student-designed and implemented outdoor table retrofitted with solar panels used to charge an off-grid solar energy system. It is a place that provides students in UIUC a space to sit and study outside while charging their devices (cellphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) using solar energy. It will also better promote solar energy by allowing students to interact with the energy produced by solar panels they can clearly see in front of them. Lastly, there will be a QR code on the SPOT which will direct students and RSOs to a website detailing the design and construction plans for the project. This will allow students and other RSOs to replicate the project -or parts of it- in their own endeavors.
The system is designed to continue functioning in normal operations for 2-5 years. This is limited by the expected lifespan of a few electrical components which can be easily replaced. If the appropriate components are replaced every few years, the life of the project is expected to last for up to 2 decades, limited by the lifespan of the table. Aside from replacement of parts, the system does not require any additional maintenance.
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Primary Contact:Kirsten Polen
Project Leader:Kirsten Polen
- Yixuan Zhang
- Rudy Beauchesne
- Krish Sahni
- Remy Hilpp
- Ishaan Bhargava
- David Zheng
- Justin Habana
- Jeff Snell
- Didrick Manahan
- Griffin Rzonca
- Keyur Patel
- John Morgan
- Andy Eltzroth
Proposed December 13, 2017Proposed by InSPIREApproved January 21, 2020Approved by UIUC F&S Architectural Board and local Facility managers in the college of EngineeringStarted August 28, 2017Started by InSPIRECompleted August 4, 2022Completed by InSPIRE