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REES 6030 - Energy Storage and Fuel Cells

Renew Energy Elect Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Most forms of renewable energy production can be subject to climatic and environmental conditions; solar, wind, micro-hydro, and tidal are examples. This reality has given rise to the development of various improvements and innovations in energy storage technologies such as batteries, capacitors, and mechanical systems. The main topics in this course build upon the foundation provided in earlier courses and include: storing energy and retrieving the stored energy for use when required, electrical code requirements for stored energy systems, production of electrical energy by fuel cells, and monitoring of fuel cell and energy storage systems. Principles are emphasized by student experience which is gained through using lab simulators for fuel cell and battery charging systems. The Canadian Electrical Code requirements for fuel cell and energy storage systems are covered.

Prerequisite(s)

REES 5030 and REES 5040

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Install, connect, maintain and troubleshoot batteries.
  • Install, connect, maintain, repair and troubleshoot battery charging systems.
  • Install, connect, maintain, repair and troubleshoot inverters.
  • Analyze the harmonics produced by inverters using a power quality meter.
  • Install, connect, maintain, repair and troubleshoot fuel cell systems.
  • Set up, maintain, and repair sensing devices and monitoring for fuel cell and energy storage systems.
  • Apply safe work practices in renewable energy storage, production and retrieval systems.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

REES 6030 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate

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