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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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EGR 463 - Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

Introduction to the current issues of energy for sustainability. Principles of alternative and renewable energy sources including solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, hydropower, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, and nuclear energy. Fundamentals of combustion of hydrocarbon fuels and alternative fuels such as biofuels. Fuel cells and electrochemical energy storage units. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: EGR 360 or PHY 360 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4

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