MOS3E McCall Outdoor Science School Sustainable Energy
McCall Outdoor Science School Program • MOSS is the only publicly operated K-12 residential outdoor school in the state of Idaho. • Offers a unique place in which students participate in hands-on projects and outdoor field activities that appeal to different learning styles. • Helps students develop an understanding of the natural and cultural history of Idaho ecosystems.
MOSS Energy Problems • It can be difficult to educate students about renewable energy and power generation Campus power usage is excessive Campus is reliant on non-renewable sources for both heat and electricity
MOS3E Proposed Solutions Analysis of Biomass-Fueled CHP systems Energy Monitoring and Auditing Tools for MOSS Educational Programs
Budget • Solar Cart $680 Solar Panel $70 Battery $100 Wire $20 Cart $100 Digital Multimeter $50 Shipping $50 Sensors & Displays $200 Angle Adjust System $50 Other $40 • Monitoring Equipment $1300 Fluke 324 Clamp Meter $150 TED Monitoring System $290 4 Additional TED MTUs $360 Large Monitoring Screen $500 • Travel & Miscellaneous $600 Gas $300 Other $300 Total $2580
Timeline • Nov 2012: Confirm budget and project choices • Dec 2012: Order Solar Cart components, test TED and Fluke monitors in Moscow • Jan 2013: Install monitors in McCall, begin work on Solar Cart • Feb 2013: Complete initial Solar Cart prototype, begin planning educational program • March 2013: Integrate educational program for Solar Cart & monitors into current MOSS program • April 2013: Develop reports, prepare for Expo • April 27th, 2013: Expo
Acknowledgements College of Natural Resources: Dr. Kurt Pregitzer Dr. Lee Vrieling Dr. Karla Eitel Greg Fizzell MOSS Campus Staff College of Engineering: Dr. Steve Beyerlein Dr. Jay McCormack Dr. Herbert Hess
Deliverables EES and PowerWorld based analysis of several system configurations and sizes Report detailing the economic and practical considerations of each design Recommendations on how to proceed
System Configurations Woodgas IC engine Cycles Solid Fuel RankineCycle Solid Fuel Stirling Cycle
System Size Current Usage 50 kW capacity Projected Future Usage Option 1: 25 kW capacity Option 2: 75 kW capacity
PowerWorld Simulator Purpose & Usage
Why PowerWorld? Benefits Figure 1. Fault Analysis Power Flow Fault Analysis Transient Analysis
Solid Fuel Stirling Cycle 2 1 3 4
Deliverables • Detailed report on current campus energy usage • Computer display and monitoring system that MOSS staff can use to improve energy efficiency • Plan for improving efficiency of current buildings • Comprehensive analysis of heating/cooling loads in a current building
Monitoring Systems • Used for recording data on the power consumption. • The data can be stored and analyze.
Fluke 324 Clamp Meter 0-600Vac-Vdc 0-400 Amps 400 ohms and up 2 Year Warranty
Deliverables • Educate students about solar and mechanical power generation • Educate students about energy storage • Allow students to experience “hands-on” power generation
Educational Solar Cart Purpose: • Capture Solar Energy • Display Power Generation • Educate students about solar energy Deliverables: • Mobile Solar Cart • Power Display • Multiple Solar Panel Angles
Educational Solar Cart The cart will be constructed using a small solar panel with LED display for monitoring power generation of the panel. This will enable students of all ages to easily distinguish changes in power produced by the panel. Solar panel angle adjustment allows students to see power changes during different angles at different times of the day throughout different months of the year.
Hand-CrankElectric Generator Purpose: • Convert Mechanical Work to Electrical Energy • Turning shaft of an electrical motor creates an output voltage