AES 101 - Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources
Prerequisite: This course requires successful completion of PCS 021 to enroll, or appropriate placement exam score.
Description: Alternative types of energy production and collection will be discussed, including solar electricity and heating, electricity generation using wind turbines, geothermal heat pump operation, and biomass fuels. System designs, analysis, maintenance, and troubleshooting will also be discussed. Methods used to compare installation cost versus energy savings will be used to determine pay-back time. Various methods that can be used to conserve on electricity consumption and costs will be discussed.
Lecture Hours: 3
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