Alternative Energy Systems

In this module, students become familiar with alternative energy systems and technologies, including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal, nuclear and ocean. Students learn the characteristics of direct and electromechanical conversion devices used in alternative energy systems. In this module, the use of geothermal energy for space heating and cooling as well as power generation is described. Characteristics, and system-level analysis of various geothermal energy systems such as flash and binary systems are presented.

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