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									Small-Scale Solar Power
    Solar Power Rangers

     ~ Kevin Kastenholz
       13 March 2008
Previously

• Order/Purchase Prototype Components
  – Ordered, and have received, a model Stirling
    engine
  – Trip to Lowe’s Sunday to purchase trough
    elements [BOM…]
• Create Prototype Performance
 Requirements
  – Completed
Prototype Performance Req’s
                                Rubric
                          Trough - Heat Output
 Less than 227 Watts                                        0
 Between 227-247 W                                          1
 Between 247-260 W                                          2
 Within 2.5% of 267 (260-267W)                              3
BONUS for each 10W above 267W                               +1

                         Engine/Trough interface
 Unable to interface, and does not run on equivalent heat   0
 Able to interface, but engine not running                  1
 Unable to interface, but runs on equivalent heat           2
 Able to interface, and engine running                      3
 Currently
• Beginning Documentation

• Finalizing CAD model
  – Trough Completed


• No show stoppers
Current CAD Trough Model

• INSERT HERE!
Future Development

• Machine Trough End-Plates
  – Appointment next week with grad student to
    mill plywood


• Assemble Stirling Engine
  – Decide what key features the prototype will
    demonstrate
Questions




            The Solar Power Rangers are:
                    Phillip Hicks,
                 Kevin Kastenholz,
                     Derek Lipp,
                     Paul Nistler,
                 and Rachel Paietta

								
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