Graduate Richard Schapker (left) writes:

I've finished my first year as a Specialist on
the UCSB faculty, directing a solar project. I've been invited to
develop it further next year. FYI, the attached pic is of myself, my
three students, and John Bowers (R), Director of the Institute for
Energy Efficiency at UCSB. The students did virtually all the
electronics, I designed and built the physical thing you see. We
also presented this at the recent Energy Summit II at the Four
Seasons Biltmore.