Jan 21, 2019  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

ENVI 350 - Renewable Energy Systems

Cross-Listed as PHYS 350  
This course provides an in-depth treatment of the science and engineering of power generation by solar and wind and their integration on the electrical grid using energy storage.  In the first part of the course general aspects of grid energy production will be surveyed.  The focus of the course will be an in-depth treatment of the physics of solar cells, wind turbines, and the most promising energy storage options.  We will conclude with a discussion of current technical and economic issues associated with the wide scale implementation of these technologies.  Not available to students who’ve earned credit for PHYS 130 - Science of Renewable Energy . Alternate spring semesters. (4 Credits)