Alternative Energy Sources

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Course No: EECE.5280-011A; SIS Class Nbr: 1391; SIS Term: 3240
Course Status: Open Added 2/24/23

Course Description

PV conversion, cell efficiency, cell response, systems and applications. Wind Energy conversion systems: Wind and its characteristics; aerodynamic theory of windmills; wind turbines and generators; wind farms; siting of windmills. Other alternative energy sources: Tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, geothermal energy, solar thermal power, satellite power, biofuels. Energy storage: Batteries, fuel cells, hydro pump storage, flywheels, compressed air.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Core Codes: STEM
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Mufeed MahD
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W | 6:00 PM-8:50 PM EDT
  • Summer 2023: May 15 to Jun 28
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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  • Summer Start I M/W classes begin on Monday May 15 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 19, June 2 and June 16 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start I T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, May 16 and include 2 FRIDAYS: May 26 and June 9 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II M/W classes begin on Wednesday, July 5 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 7 and July 21 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, July 6 and include 3 FRIDAYS: July 14, July 28 and August 4 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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