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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 110 - Solar Power Installations
Covers wiring, control, conversion, and ties to established power systems. Studies use of invertors, batteries, and charging systems. Prerequisite: ELE 157 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 120 - Solar Power - Photovoltaic and Thermal
Studies the production and conversion of electrical energy from modular to grid power systems. Covers the storage of energy, thermal solar capture, and storage for residential and commercial applications. Covers energy conversion and storage equipment based on size and efficiency. Prerequisite: ELE 157 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits