Project Leads: Geun Ho Ahn
Sponsor: Engineers for a Sustainable World
TGIF Grant: $525.00
Additional Funds: $1205.29
Project Theme: Energy Conservation & Efficiency
2014 Application Submission
Status: In Progress
Project Description: CalSoChill will provide a functional off-grid mobile solar charging station for students to charge their electronics outdoors, encouraging students to spend more time outside. Its prototype serves to represent CalSoChill in a smaller and more affordable scale, while still maintaining the main purpose of the project: providing electricity outlets outside by using solar power.
Allow students to charge their electronics outdoors by using solar panels.
Encourage students to spend more time outside.
Provide a place where Cal students can relax and relieve stress through the utilization of the Prototype's elevated solar panels, designed to capture solar energy and provide shading simultaneously
Raise awareness of sustainable energy, especially renewable energy technology, on campus
Hold outreach opportunities to local schools to raise the awareness of sustainable energy technology amongst a younger generation.
1. Members were trained on how to use the 3D design program and have finalized protocol design
2. Prototype size was decided to be enlarged from original 10W solar panels to 80W with a battery pack inverter
3. Applied and were chosen to present their project at the ESW National Conference in April