University: Texas A&M University
Department: Electrical Engineering
Course Number: ELEN 214
Course Title: ELEC Circuit Theory
Lab Title: Non-Ideal Sources and Renewable Energy Sources
In this laboratory, students will be introduced to the limitations of real power sources and compare them to the ideal power sources available in a laboratory environment. They will also explore how solar panels work. Students will measure the current drawn by a fan from a non-ideal and ideal source and the internal resistance of a battery. They will use NI-ELVIS to measure the voltage and current through a solar panel at different levels of light.