E E 362R E E 362R. Renewable Energy and Power Systems. 3 Hours.
Introduction to renewable energy sources and their integration into power systems. Includes wind energy: resources, turbines, blades, rotor power characteristics, generators, active and reactive power, variability, and voltage regulation; solar energy: resources, solar radiation measurements, photovoltaic materials and properties, photovoltaic electrical characteristics, and system integration; and demonstrations with commercial-grade solar panels and laboratory-scale wind turbines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Electrical Engineering 362R and 379K (Topic: Renewable Energy and Power Systems) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 with a grade of at least C-.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering pursue one of two curricula—electrical engineering or computer engineering. Both curricula contain the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer engineering; they differ in technical core requirements in order to suit different career objectives.