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ENE 100 - Conventional and Alternate Energy Applications
Provides an overview of hydroelectric, coal, and nuclear energy production methods and renewable solar, geothermal, wind, and fuel cell technology. A complete system breakdown of conventional power production methods, efficiency, and sustainability when compared with solar,
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 ours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ELE 176 or instructor approval.
4 credits
ENE 105 - Solar Thermal Active and Passive Technology
Provides a comprehensive study of thermal technology as it applies to collector types and ratings, open-loop versus closed-loop and system sizing. Introduces hydronics, hot water, and pool heating applications. Provides an introduction to fluid dynamics and chemistry as it applies to system installation and maintenance.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 195 - Topics in
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
ENE 220 - Wind Power Generation
Studies wind turbines, their location, efficiency, and cost. Covers power generation with wind turbines, storage, conversion to established values, use of batteries, invertors, grid tie systems, and all necessary wiring installations. Prerequisite: ELE 157.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 230 - Geothermal Applications
Studies the use of geothermal energy for large and small scale production. Covers the feasibility of heat pump applications for local use on an individual basis.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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