Discussion of the major sources and end-uses of energy in our society with particular emphasis on renewable energy production and utilization. The course introduces a range of innovative technologies and discusses them in the context of the current energy infrastructure. Renewable sources such as wind and solar, and renewable enabling technologies such as energy storage are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the environmental impact of the various forms of energy. This course is designed to provide, when taken together with ENME635, a comprehensive overview of sustainable energy production and utilization including carbon capture and sequestration.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate thermodynamics course or permission of instructor.
Semesters OfferedFall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022