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Renewable EnergY

Renewable & Efficient Electrical Energy Systems

Term Project: The Duck Curve

Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
University of Michigan

Here are some highlights from the UofM cleanroom where I made my own solar panel on the same equipment used to manufacture microchips.


The floors of the nanofab facility have small holes in them so that air falls through to the basement for filtering. In fact, some rooms (like this one) have no more than 10 extraneous particles larger than 3 microns per cubic foot so as not to contaminate micro-devices. 




My solar panel in the final stages of silicon etching


Different rooms have different lighting so that certain chemicals don't get exposed out in the open, kind of like a darkroom for you photography nerds.

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