Introduction to Renewable Energy
This course provides an introduction to renewable energy technology. The course is grounded in the fundamentals of energy, power, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. A scientific approach is used to examine various energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, biomass, biofuels, solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, and ocean/tidal power. Various types of energy storage technology are also examined. Science and engineering challenges are examined for each energy technology, along with economic and environmental impacts. This course is suitable for any student with an interest in renewable energy, particularly those pursuing studies in scientific, technical, and engineering fields.