SEM - Engineering 102 Solar Energy Module 1 Following...

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Engineering 102 Solar Energy Module 1 Fall 2008 Following completion of this module, students will Have a basic understanding of energy, and more specifically solar energy Be able to describe common modes of energy transfer Make calculations using an Energy Balance Design, test and operate a solar oven Critically evaluate design parameters to improve performance This module is broken into several parts, some of which includes links to websites providing background information, current state of the art (SOA) solar technologies and general information on solar energy. Students are expected to have gone through these materials prior to attending lectures on specific topics relating to the project Students may jump to specific sections below (use “ctrl-click” key combination to follow links) Contents Background . .................................................................................................................................... 2 Thermodynamic/Energy Basics . ..................................................................................................... 3 Solar energy and Arizona links . ...................................................................................................... 6 Problems . ........................................................................................................................................ 6 References . ...................................................................................................................................... 6 Solar Oven Design Project . ............................................................................................................. 7 Solar Oven Design Background Information . ................................................................................ 9
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Engineering 102 Solar Energy Module 2 Fall 2008 Background This section provides multiple links to websites developed by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association ( www.nmsea.org ) that has been working since 1972 to promote renewable energy and sustainability in the southwest. While the site is geared mainly to residents of New Mexico, the educational materials provide a broad introduction to solar and renewable energy. To complete this introductions, students will be asked to read through the materials provided in the specific links below. Please realize that the is a significant amount of information available in the website. It is easy to get lost in the myriad of links and topics. Please be sure to view the following links at a minimum: Students must be connected to the internet to view these sites. Use a “control-Click” to follow the links below. The module begins with an overview of the physics behind energy, its forms, how energy is converted from one form to another. The next section discusses how energy is measured and how it is converted to heat and how these apply to Solar energy including information on photosynthesis. Energy Introduction
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course ENGR 102 taught by Professor Likhatchev during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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