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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BM 250 - Renewable Energy Systems

Credit Hours: 4

This course will provide a student with a comprehensive working knowledge of practical applications for integration of renewable energy systems within commercial and residential building systems. These renewable systems would include photovoltaic (domestic hot water, space heating and power generation); solar thermal (water heating, heating and cooling); geothermal (heating and cooling, domestic hot water); wind power (pumping of water and power generation); as well as other emerging technologies (fuel cells, biofuels, ECT) will be introduced. Mechanical systems within existing structures using traditional energy sources will be reviewed for both conservation opportunities and potential renewable integration. The systems overview will employ traditional lecture/demonstration methods with relevant case studies along specified hands-on simulated lab activities.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of renewable systems operations;
  • describe and identify major components and subsystems;
  • recognize and access environmental issues associated with both traditional fuels and renewables; and
  • apply thermodynamic principle associated with heat transfer.

F/S (C, N)