Broome Community College

EET 127 – Alternative Energy Concepts

Prerequisite: MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry
Credits: 3 Hours
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours

This course takes an in-depth look at various alternate energy concepts and solutions for our modern world. Topics include current energy issues, energy usage, and the following specific technologies; photovoltaic (PV) solar, wind energy, geothermal energy, passive solar energy, solar thermal energy, atomic power, biofuels, and other special topics.

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

  1. Describe verbally or in written form a knowledge of various aspects related to current and future alternative energy systems.
  2. Calculate various alternative energy systems to determine the optimal system for a given application (i.e., find the size of a PV system to meet peak home energy demands).
  3. Measure and quantify available energy from the sun, earth and wind.
  4. Calculate the potential energy conversion for each of the technologies evaluated.
  5. Prepare technical papers and communicate through the written medium.
  6. Identify electrical requirements for both off-grid and on-grid applications of the seven electrical technologies covered in the course.

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Contact the Broome Community College Electrical Engineering Department at (607) 778-5017 or (607) 778-5010.