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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2016
REES 6030 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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