BEE 4010

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Introduces energy systems with emphasis on quantifying costs and designing/optimizing renewable energy systems to convert environmental inputs into useful forms of energy. Covers solar energy, small-scale hydropower, wind, bio-conversion processes, house energy balances, and psychrometric principles as applied to biomass drying. Focuses on the technologies and small-scale system design, not policy issues. Use of spreadsheets is extensive. Personal laptop computers are highly recommended for each class.  Class time is often focused on solving weekly homework problems.  Required term project that student selects a client and develops a project proposal on a self-selected renewable energy project.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BEE 2220 or ENGRD 2210, or BEE 3310 or CEE 3310.

  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to create sustainable solutions in the context of a complex natural environment.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information

  •  4256BEE 4010  LEC 001

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Prerequisite: BEE 2220 or ENGRD 2210, or BEE 3310 or CEE 3310.