Mar 27, 2023
ENGR 620 - Renewable Energy in the Community and Home (3 units)
Introduction to small-scale, bottom-up strategies of renewable energy use in the home and local community.
Recommended Preparation: ENGR 600 .
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Summer
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. develop individual and community-based energy models.
2. apply their understanding of alternative energy to determine the technical, economic, and political feasibility of implementing small-scale alternative energy initiates.
3. differentiate between the different tools and methods available for local and home-based renewable energy projects and will be able to select the best tools and methods for a project.
4. defend the use of wind energy as a sustainable future energy.
5. describe how wind turbines have been improved in reliability and performance.
6. describe the historical and societal perspectives regarding the use of wind turbines for mechanical and electrical power generation for renewable energy.
7. discuss the meteorological aspects of wind energy.
8. discuss the significance of the environmental, political, and economics issues associated with wind power.
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