Introduction to Renewable Energy

RET101

Introduction to renewable energy technologies and their applications. Includes a review of worldwide energy usage and the traditional fossil fuel and nuclear based systems employed to meet energy needs. Evaluation of the environmental, financial, political, and technical issues related to the generation, storage, and delivery of renewable energy. Emphasis on photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal, geothermal, micro-hydro, and biomass systems. 2 Credits (2 Lecture) Fall Only.