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PHYS 210: Sustainable Energy Principles and Design

Introduction to the basic physics, thermodynamics, and engineering of energy sources and sinks. Overview of relevant sustainable energy practices and design principles, as well consideration of broader impacts and policy implications. The course will consider the world energy landscape with particular local and global foci. Includes a significant group academic civic engagement project that focuses on renewable energy design. Design projects vary, but include aspects of energy auditing, regulatory evaluation, performance analysis, and system design and operation of solar PV, wind turbines, or other renewable energy technologies. Extra meetings required. This course is part of an off-campus winter break program involving two linked courses in fall and winter terms. Prerequisite: 6 credits of Physics, not Physics 100. Physics 211 required winter term
6 credits; NE, QRE; Not offered 2020-2021