CEE 4210 - Renewable Energy Systems


(CU-SBY)     
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: BEE 3310  or CEE 3310  or equivalent, PHYS 2213  or equivalent. Co-meets with CEE 6210 .

F. Vanek.

The goal of this course is to survey renewable energy technologies and systems, primarily focusing on solar and wind as physically the largest renewable energy sources available to society, and considering hydropower, biomass, and geothermal energy as well.  The course explains calculations to support capacity, efficiency, and productivity of renewable energy.  Cost and economics of renewables are explored as well, along with the connection to U.S. and global climate and energy policy.  Homework assignments completed during the semester culminate in a renewable energy system design project.



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