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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