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CESA 0199 - Residential Renewable Energy

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The rising utility rates, economy and growing concerns about carbon emissions are causing more homeowners to consider alternative and renewable energy resources to power their homes. For home owners who have already considered energy efficiency and have good insulation and efficient windows and doors, alternative and renewable energy may be the next logical step. This course discusses conventional and non-conventional energy resources, understanding fuel switching and changing to passive systems. The example of renewable energy sources discussed in this course include: Solar energy (thermal, photovoltaic), wind power (water pumping and electrical generation), hydro power (electrical generation), geothermal energy (heat and electrical generation), biomass (heat and fuel) and hydrogen (transportation).As part of this course, the rational and drivers for using renewable energy to produce energy in residential buildings will be addressed .An introduction to components of and the advantages and disadvantages of various renewable energy sources and their technologies in residential applications will be also discussed. Along with the factors that homeowners should take into account for each of these energy resources when considering them for residential applications; tips and suggestions for effective renewable energy retrofit project management will be provided. The important market trends and solutions as well as financial approaches in the renewable energy industry are introduced.

Prerequisite(s)

It is highly recommended that students take CESA 0198-Residential Energy Efficiency in advance of this course. This is because installing renewable energy can be expensive and the capacity that is installed should be minimized for cost savings. Without first making your home efficient you will be installing a greater capacity of renewable than needed

Credits

0.0

Cost

$367.79 - $375.67 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2016 term.

CRN 63932

Sat Jun 25 - Sun Jun 26 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Jun 26 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 320

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$367.79

Notes

  1. Pre-requisite: CESA 0198

Fall 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2016 term.

CRN 42512

Sat Oct 15 - Sun Oct 16 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 15 - Oct 16 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 320

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$375.67

Notes

  1. Pre-requisite: CESA 0198

This section is only available for registration starting Sun, May 29 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the categories of energy(fossil fuel, alternative, renewable).
  • Illustrate various forms of alternative and renewable energy for residential buildings.
  • Differentiate between various forms of renewable energy technologies.
  • Identify and analyze the nature of problems associated with renewable energy in residential buildings.
  • Investigate the financial approaches for energy alternatives.
  • Address the challenges associated with renewable energy and the implementation plans.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative and renewable energy sources.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of connecting to a district energy systems.

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