Solar Panels for Kontali Elementary School in Djibouti, Africa

In 2012 Thompson Engineering delivered a solar panel system to the Kontali Elementary School in Djibouti, Djibouti, Horn of Africa.  It was Thompson’ first international job.  The system was a 12 kW system.  The following are some pictures from the job.

the panels and the school

the panels and the school

the battery storage and the inverter

the battery storage and the inverter

the school with the panels in the background

the school with the panels in the background

Surveys for Boat Usage and Boating Safety

From 2001 to 2009 TEC has monitored boat usage on Minnesota lakes for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  In 2008 TEC surveyed boaters about PFD (personal floatation device) usage. We also collected water temperature, surface conditions, and weather information, automatically using volunteers and a website.

Study of Automated Salt Spreading Technology

In May 2104, Thompson Engineering finished a project to understand the status of automated spreader technology. Thompson Engineering developed several guides to help agencies assess the levels of automation available and how best to implement the latest technology into DOT fleets. The Final Report, the Guides, and the Final Presentation are available here.

The webinar presenting the results of this research project to Clear Roads. In this 49-minute presentation, project researcher Todd Thompson and Greg Thompson outline the study’s findings and answer questions from the Clear Roads project panel. The video of the webinar can be viewed by clicking here.

The graphic below is from the section “levels of automation”.

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Thompson Engineering

Thompson Engineering Company (TEC) is a proven consulting and engineering company. We are pioneers in GPS/AVL technologies, an innovator in energy efficiency, and a leader in sustainability issues and applications.  TEC uses the latest technology, thinking, and engineering to create efficient solutions to complex technical problems and to improve management and leadership practices for government, education, and business.

The solar panels installed by TEC at the Mohave National Park in California.