ELTR 1503 Survey of Renewable Energy

This course examines the rapidly spreading use of renewable energy technology through exploration of environmental and energy sustainability, current social and technological issues. Scientific concepts of inertia, force, power, energy, solar astronomy and the basic laws of thermodynamics will be explored and explained. An examination of energy conservation, energy conversion-efficiency, and common renewable energy sources such as Solar-Thermal; Solar-Photovoltaic; Wind Energy; Hydro-Power will be discussed. Other topics such as alternative means of space heating, water heating, and alternative transportation technologies will be included.


3 Credits


Basic computer skills for word processing, performing internet searches, sending and receiving email; basic math skills; and ability to use a calculator - Must be completed prior to taking this course.

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