Solar Slider Design & Assembly

Design and assembly of the Solar Slider
Assembly of the Solar Slider

Led by SDRES board member and UCSD Engineering professor, Kurt Lund, PE, the Engineer’s for a Sustainable World design and build the cage to be mounted on a trailer, to raise and deploy a 2kW DC solar array.

Our advisor Kurt, a professional engineering consultant, graciously opened his garage, tools and skill up to us for building the cage. As a group of undergraduate engineers (and one Psychology Major), we knew we had many hours ahead of us and plenty of “learning incidents” (where we completely mucked a few things up and had to fix it), but that’s why we started this project in the first place.  -Joseph Ocampo, Wipomo Research Intern