Electrical and Computer EngineeringECE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources, Storage, and Smart Grids

Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy, storage, and smart grids. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties are discussed. Various sources and facilities, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, tidal energy, and fuel cells are described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, electric vehicles, as well as sustainable microgrids are also discussed. Finally, the latest research on smart grids and smart cities is introduced. Taught in conjunction with course 80J. Students who enroll in this class will learn how to use Matlab to solve engineering problems.(Formerly EE 180J.)

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 3 or AM 3 or AM 5 or AM 7.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Spring

Instructor

Yu Zhang