Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology

MET 4300 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Explores the principles and current technological status of conventional and nonconventional alternative, but not necessarily renewable, energy conversion systems and strictly renewable energy conversion systems for power generation. Discusses the world’s energy usage and the current and projected fractions satisfied by alternative and renewable systems in comparison to fossil fuel power-generation systems. Studies in-depth the concept of exergy, the quantification of exergy destruction, and the thermodynamic maximum power that can be extracted from a natural resource with emphasis on renewable resources. Covers fundamental analysis and design of alternative conventional systems, such as hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, as well as renewable energy conversion systems, including wind turbines, solar thermodynamic plants, solar photovoltaic units, and geothermal power plants.     


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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