Prerequisites: ENGR 2350
Credits: 4 ENGR
Usually offered: Fall
For information contact: Jessica Townsend
Course description: Modern society relies on stable, readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly important component of the new energy mix. The course covers energy conversion, utilization and storage for renewable technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells and hybrid systems and for more conventional fossil fuel-based technologies. Thermodynamics concepts (including the first and second law) will form the basis for modeling the renewable energy systems. The course also touches upon the environmental consequences of energy conversion and how renewable energy can reduce air pollution and global climate change. Transport Phenomena is recommended as a co-requisite, but not required.