This semester, I’ve been posting so little because I’ve been working on NJIT’s Solar Decathalon House for the competition in China in 2013. Information about our entry is supposed to stay secretive, so I’m not allowed to post any of it online. I’ve decided to step into the role of performance analyst for the SD House because I want to hone my engineering abilities- its pretty fun, and by pushing myself in that way, I’m really learning a lot about heat loss, solar gain, and PV electrical generation.
At the risk of sounding cynical, I’ve also been learning an entirely different variety of formulas as I work on my portfolio. I’m not sure that I can explain exactly what this means in words, but you may get some sense of it from this rendering.