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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BM 260 - Electrical Systems for Renewable Systems

Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide the student with the ability to identify diverse methods of alternative electrical energy production and the positive and negative aspects of each. Some of the technologies that will be discussed and troubleshot are wind energy, passive and photoelectric energy, nuclear energy, hydroelectric energy, biomass and alternative fuel vehicles. The advantages of using various alternative energy technologies, the effects or by-products of each and the problems that the technician may encounter will be covered.

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

  • demonstrate the basic principles of a broad overview of types and applications of electrical methods of tools, materials, devices, wiring controls and equipment utilized in current field applications;
  • apply the ability to read, produce and interpret electrical blueprints and drawings, along with codes applicable to design;
  • recognize and identify the basic attributes of each form of alternative electrical energy;
  • apply the spectrum of analyzing and troubleshooting the mechanics of the systems operation;
  • set up and solve basic engineering problems associated with conventional and alternative energy use;
  • describe the theory of operation of the types of alternative electrical energy system available to the industry today; and
  • apply and promote awareness in the students of current energy conservation and the mechanics to troubleshoot technically and resolve the problems at hand.

F/S (C, N)