photovoltaic panels, courtesy of DOE/NREL

RENEWABLE SOURCES
AND EFFICIENT ELECTRICAL
ENERGY SYSTEMS

   
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Renewable sources and efficient electrical energy systems

This ECEE sophomore elective 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. The major topics covered are:

    • Basic electrical energy circuits
    • The nation's electrical power system
    • Standalone and grid-tied systems
    • Economics of Power System
    • Wind power systems
    • Photovoltaic power systems

      This course is open to engineering, science, and other technical majors. Prerequisite is PHYS2020 General Physics 2, or equivalent, or corequisite ECEN2250 Intro to Circuits & Electronics.

       
      wind turbines, courtesy of DOE/NREL    
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