ECE 294- Energy and Society
Description: This course explores how energy is created and used in today's society. We will discuss wind, Solar, coal, nuclear, geothermal, energy from the ocean, and discuss their impacts on the climate and on us.
Prerequisites: MATH 104, or higher (college algebra)
Introduction and motivation
What is sustainability?What is engineering?
Energy for cars and planes; Energy from wind and solar
Energy for heating and cooling; Energy from hydro and offshore wind
Energy for food; Energy from wave, tide, and geothermal
Enginering more efficient stuff
What about coal oil, and natural gas?
Sustainable finite resources
Importing renewable energy, long distance energy transport
Power fluctuations and energy storage
What is the Smart Grid?