Solar & Wind Energy Gen. Sys.

EME5193

Solar & Wind Energy Gen. Sys.

College of Engineering
MECH
"This course reviews the science and engineering of solar and wind energy generation with backup power systems. Topics include an introduction to atmospheric science, weather conditions, the nature of sunlight, electromagnetic radiation, the photoelectric effect, solar radiation heat transfer, photovoltaic systems, semiconductors, band gap theory, and photovoltaic materials. Also reviewed are wind energy, wind data, predictions and seasonal influences, flow of compressible fluids, aerodynamics, airfoils, the Betz limit, rotors, wind turbine design, and wind farms. The economics of wind and solar energy systems concludes the course. Students registered for the 6XX3 session will be assigned an extra project."