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Heat Frontline video-climate change

Heat Frontline video http://physics.hpa.edu/physics/apenvsci/videos/hea...

APES notes HPA 2030 plan

apes notes: HPA 2030 budget $50M international, boarding, 9-12 (13-16?), 600 students 240 acres (24 ha) sustainable “greenest schoo...

Solar radiation lab

Outline: We will calculate the efficiency of two solar energy harvesting systems: the PPA photovoltaic array above the elab, and the solar thermal pa...

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Power Factor power rangers!

Power Factor lab What to measure: Ohms (using the yellow meter set to Ω) Volts (these are measured with the little kill-a-Watt meters...

e2: the art and science of Renzo Piano

e2-design 3.4 Renzo Piano http://physics.hpa.edu/physics/apenvsci/videos/e2_videos/e2%20design%203/4%20the%20art%20and%20science%20of%20renzo%2...

Smart buildings

The energy lab is a model of sustainable building, meeting both the LEED for schools Platinum criteria and the elusive Living Building Challenge, the...

Net zero energy

Net zero energy neutrality: HPA is in effect our own "micro-grid" meaning all energy we use and capture is measured by one HELCO electrical me...

Energy Storage

Energy Storage: Batteries for large scale systems are usually either lead acid batteries dating back to around 1800, or lithium batteries from ...

photovoltaic (PV) Energy

PV (photovoltaic): light to DC electrical energy If solar thermal captures solar radiation as heat, PV systems convert this radiation into elec...

solar thermal energy

Solar thermal: Goal: Turn solar radiation into hot water Active systems: Sun—>solar panel—>pump—>tank—> users Passive systems: Sun —>sola...

Energy Primer

Energy primer Energy and power units: kW means kiloWatt, kilo = 1000 Watt named after a person, so capitalized 1000 Watts = 1 kW (note sp...

Energy conservation

Putting it all together: Energy is a 3 legged stool: 1. Harvesting: solar (PV and solar thermal), wind, geothermal, tidal, hydro 2. Storage:...

Energy Primer

Energy primer Energy and power units: kW means kiloWatt, kilo = 1000 Watt named after a person, so capitalized 1000 Watts = 1 kW (not...

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy Recall that since the beginning of steam driven electrical power generation, all we needed was something hot (wood, coal, oil)...

e2:coal and nuclear

SALT audio: Jim Woolsey, June 26, 2010 NPR Coal and nuclear: http://physics.hpa.edu/physics/apenvsci/videos/e2_videos/e2%20energy/6...

In hot water!

In our last test, we measured the power in Watts of several hot water heaters. We were also able to calculate power in Watts by multiplying Volts ...

ch 17 little froggies

Energy! Chapter 17 in the Frog book has a nice intro to energy, some of it old, some new, all of it totally frog-like. Let's dive in: En...

Hot water lab

Hot water lab: Part 1: hot water Plug the water heater in to a kill-a-watt unit, note all values: voltage, power, current, power ...

Energy primer

APES notes Energy Renewable energy on our campus: Solar PV: radiation from the sun (visible) making electrons move in a special semicondu...