SPOT* makes offices more comfortable and office buildings more energy efficient. It has a fan/heater that is controlled by a Raspberry Pi to maintain office workers’ personalized comfort.
We are building a scalable data management system for collecting and mining smart meter data, including electricity and water meters.
WeBike is a fleet of approximately 25 sensor-equipped electric bicycles or e-Bikes deployed to UW faculty, staff, and students. We monitor e-Bikes using a customized e-Bike monitoring kit comprising of a smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S-III), Phidget battery sensors, and other custom-built hardware.
By decoupling supply and demand, energy storage fundamentally changes the nature of energy systems. We explore sizing and operation of storage systems in our work.
We study barriers to adoption of EVs and their impact on the electrical grid, as well as the potential impact of reductions in price and technology improvements.
There world is rapidly adopting solar photovoltaic systems; we study potential problems with over-generation and optimal sizing of solar farms.