Power, Energy and Transportation (P.E.T.) lab provides a hands on environment that prepares students for exciting careers in today's cutting edge power, energy, and transportation fields. Access to micro-turbines, wind turbines, solar panels, and engine and chassis dynamometers provide faculty and students with the tools necessary to develop award winning projects such as the Solar Eagle and the Supermileage vehicle. This world class learning environment also allows faculty and students to learn about electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles, as well as power generation, distribution, and utilization. The efforts of key faculty and students will bring a hydrogen fueling station in the near future to meet the demands of hydrogen powered vehicles in Southern California.
Solar Panel Project
On July 27, Cal State L.A. activated a new photovoltaic (PV) system of 77 solar panels installed on campus, collecting the suns power and actively converting that energy to electricity to offset the energy consumption of CSULAs Engineering and Technology building where the solar panels are mounted. View real-time data regarding the solar energy generated by the project here.
View Solar Panel Project press release