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ECEN 2060 - Renewable/Efficient Electrical Energy


Catalog Data ECEN 2060 (3). Renewable/Efficient Electrical Energy. This course is an introduction to present and future sustainable electrical power systems, including renewable power sources, interface to the utility grid, and efficient utilization of electric power.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Selected elective course.
Prerequisite(s) PHYS 2020, General Physics 2, or equivalent.
Corequisite(s) ECEN 2250, Introduction to Circuits & Electronics.
Instructor(s) Frank Barnes, Dragan Maksimovic.
Textbook G. M. Masters, Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, Wiley, 2004, ISBN-13 978-0-471-28060-6.
  
Course Objectives For students to:
  1. Get an introduction to present and future electrical power systems, including renewable power sources, interface to the utility grid, and efficient utilization of power.
  2. Understand the basic principles of photovoltaic (PV) power systems, including solar resource, PV technologies, cell, module and array characteristics and models, and issues in grid-connected and stand-alone PV power systems.
  3. Understand the basic principles of wind power systems, including the wind resource, constant-speed and variable-speed wind turbines, with emphasis on electrical components including electric generators and interface to the utility grid.
  4. Understand the basic principles of electrified vehicles, including architectures, operation and efficiency of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Learning Outcomes After taking this course students will be able to recognize and use the following concepts, ideas, and/or tools:
  1. Basic Power, Energy and Efficiency Relationships for conventional and renewable energy sources.
  2. Basic elements of Analysis, Modeling and Design of Photovoltaic Power Systems.
  3. Basic elements of Analysis, Modeling and Design of Wind Power Systems.
  4. Basic elements of Analysis and Modeling of Fuel Economy and Operation of Vehicles, including conventional and electrified (hybrid and electric) vehicles.
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Topics Covered
  1. The nation's electrical power system
  2. Photovoltaic power systems
  3. Standalone and grid-tied systems; battery energy storage
  4. Efficiency: buildings, lighting, HVAC, computer systems
  5. Wind power systems
  6. Hybrid and electric vehicles

Last revised: 05-11-11, PM, ARP.