Electric energy from alternative energy sources including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal and ocean. Characteristics of direct conversion, electromechanical conversion, and storage devices used in alternative energy systems. Power system issues associated with integration of small-scale energy sources into the electricity grid. System level cost benefit analysis.
This course addresses the role of electricity in modern's society with the focus on alternative energy sources that include solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and ocean. Various energy storage devices and characteristics of direct and electrochemical conversion used in alternative energy systems will also be discussed, including emerging issues associated with integration of small-scales energy sources into the electricity grid, life-cycle costing, energy efficiency and conservation.
Percentage of Course
|1. Alternate sources of generation||5%|
|2. Statistical analysis of Wind energy||15%|
|3. Modeling of Solar energy systems.||15%|
|4. Tidal energy design analysis||5%|
|5. Georthermal energy project evaluation||5%|
|6. Hydropower resource assessment||5%|
|7. Non-conventional hydro resource assessment||10%|
|8. Storage system evaluation||10%|
|9. Fuel cell design and evaluation||10%|
|10. Design of Hybrid systems||10%|
|11. System level cost benefit analysis||10%|