Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ECET 4550 Alternate Energy

Prerequisite: ECET 2310


This course will introduce students to alternative forms of energy generation, storage and delivery. The class will explore present day technologies using oil, coal and gas then move into emerging technologies such as solar, wind, waves, tidal, geothermal, etc. Storage technologies such as batteries and flywheels will also be addressed along with fuel cell delivery techniques. The course will end by exploring more futuristic possibilities such as space-based solar and high-altitude wind generation.

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