Project Suggestion for 3rd yr Project at College

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by osa1987, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. osa1987

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 28, 2007

    I am in my third year at college and i need to come up with an idea for a project to undertakle for the 8 month duration of the academic year. I major in electrical engineering and i am very intersted in renewable energy systems, solar in particular.

    For my project, I was thinking of building an inverter that will invert the DC 'sunlight' to AC that can be used by household appliances. That is a pretty straight foward concept but i really wanted to add some clever, innovative electronics in the whole inversion process to either conserve battery life, increase efficiency etc. :confused:

    If anyone is experienced in the design of inversion circuits any other suggestions is very much welcomed.

    I will really apreciate any suggestions.


  2. nomurphy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 8, 2005
    Try using Lithium Ion automotive batteries, that's leading battery technology for the moment (the type used to run a Prius, etc). Although, you may want to look to A123 Systems rather than Sony.