PV Lab in Vermont: Annual Group Retreat 2017

Some of the systems team working together on building the irradiance tweeting system

Our solar-powered irradiance tweeting system in action!

The PV Lab had another successful group retreat this year, traveling up to the beautiful town of Rockingham, Vermont to spend a few days away from MIT. It was a great opportunity to spend time all together, including our three new post-docs and our new admin who have joined the group this summer and fall.

This year, the systems team went up to Vermont a day early to build a solar power system that takes irradiance measurements and tweets the measurements in real time! The rest of the group arrived at the end of the day, greeted by the smells of home-made spätzle.

The retreat included many productive discussions about the state of the lab, our successes from the past year and future directions, and the the professional goals and career planning of all the lab members with insight and guidance from former members. This was all, of course, in addition to many hours of fun and relaxation together as a group including pumpkin carving, pick-up games outside, cooking together, building a toy solar car, and making s’mores by the fire. We even got to celebrate Jeremy’s birthday with two delicious cakes!

       

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