EGR 130 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
(Formerly MET-130) This course introduces the student to renewable energy systems. Topics include active and passive solar energy, photovoltaics, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and wind power. Conventional fuel sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear power will provide a comparison to move sustainable energy strategies. Environmental, economic, political and social issues will be considered for each energy source.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Examine the economic, political and social impacts of renewable energy systems.
- Compare conventional energy sources with sustainable energy systems.
- Identify environmental issues concerning each potential energy resource.
- Estimate the amount of energy for each renewable energy system.
- Apply LEED guidelines in project design for system energy choices.
- Historical perspective of energy consumption
- Solar energy
- Fossil fuels
- Nuclear energy
- Geothermal energy
- Hydroelectric power
- Wind power
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/01/2012
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