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.