The Webber Energy Group SWEAT Lab, "Solar, Water, Energy, and Thermal Lab," is a lab that is stationed on the roof of ETC (the mechanical engineering building on campus) and is used for demonstration purposes in providing weather data to the community. The lab is composed of solar irradiation measurement instrumentation and various weather equipment as listed below:
- Kipp and Zonen Automatic Sun Tracker Model SOLYS2
- Eppley Lab equipment:
- Global Horizontal Pyranometer
- Diffuse Horizontal Pyranometer
- Direct Pyrheliometer
- Total Ultraviolet Radiometer
- Precision Infrared Radiometer
- Met One 010C Wind Speed Sensor
- Met One 020C Wind Direction Sensor
- Vaisala HMP60 Temperature and Humidity Sensor
- Hydrological Services TB4 0.01" Tipping Bucket - used to measure rainwater levels
The SWEATLab consists of a rainwater collection system that houses a 330 gallon tank and a rooftop garden that is watered via the tank. We are in the process of developing an automated pump irrigation system that will be optimized to irrigate the garden only when rainwater is available in the tank and during dry season.
UT Solar Production
We are also monitoring energy generation at two of the largest solar arrays on the UT campus: Manor Garage and Facilities 2/3.
Please Note: Our Manor production monitoring is currently offline.