Redefining the Classroom

Student engineers juice-up bus shelter, off the grid

Posted: February 6th, 2014

CHEAPER, GREENER – Lake Superior State University's chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pose with a solar tower and windmill assembly they installed on a campus bus shelter in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The surplus solar/wind generator combo means that lighting for the shelter should pay for itself off-grid within a couple of years. The campus club was approached by LSSU's office of residential life to take on the task. Pictured from left are Jacob Clark (computer engineering from Buckley, Mich.); Nathan Shoudy (electrical engineering; Port Huron, Mich.); project adviser Dr. Joe Moening (on ladder); and Nicholas Leeeuwenburg (mechanical engineering; Grand Rapids, Mich.). (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Prof. Joe Moening, e-mail, 635-2135.