ALT 110 - Intro to Alternative Energy
This course provides an overview of alternative (renewable) energy technology, including solar (photovoltaic and thermal), wind, geothermal, and transportation fuels (including biofuels and hydrogen). The basic technology of how each system works, advantages and disadvantages and design/cost issues will also be covered. Both large-scale utilization of alternative energy (for example the large wind turbines in Bowling Green) and homeowner-scale options will be considered. The course will also provide a look at the basics of energy efficient building design (LEED) and how to save energy in your own residence. Knowledge of basic math will be helpful.
Credits: 3(Lec: 3)
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