ENV 716b (Tentative) () (Tentative) / 2022-2023
Note: this course information is for the 2022-2023 academic year, not the current academic year (2021-2022).
Spring 2023: Time and location TBA
Introduction to renewable energy, including physical principles, existing and emerging technologies, and interaction with the environment. Energy demand; transmission and storage; generation by hydroelectric, wind, solar, biofuel, and geothermal sources, as well as waves and tidal generation. Includes field trips to conventional, hydroelectric, and wind-power facilities in Connecticut. Prerequisites: high school physics, chemistry, and mathematics; college-level science, engineering, and mathematics recommended.