ABE-TSM436_Lecture1 - Renewable Energy Systems Instructor:...

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1/20/2010 1 Renewable Energy Systems Renewable Energy Systems Instructor: Dr. Xinlei Wang 332-C AESB Ph: 333-4446, xwang2@illinois.edu TAs: Xufei Yang, Rm 304C AESB, xyang2@illinois.edu Chris Cirone, Rm 310B AESB, ccirone2@illinois.edu Class Times and Places: Lab/Discussion: 1- 3 PM, Tuesday, 204 AESB
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1/20/2010 2 Introduction My Background ¾ B.Sc. and 1st M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering ¾ 2nd M.Sc. and Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering ¾ Teaching experiences: 1987-94, 2003-present Your Background ¾ What is your background? ¾ What do you want to learn from this course?
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1/20/2010 3 1. Renewable Energy: power for a sustainable future . 2004. Godfrey Boyle. 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press. 2. Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options. 2005. J. W. Tester et al., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 3. Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems. 2004. Gilbert 4. Renewable Energy: its physics, engineering, use, environmental impacts, economy and planning aspects. 2004. Bent Sørensen. 3rd edition. ELSEVIER Academic Press. 5. Wind Energy Basics: a guide to small and micro wind system. 1999. Paul Gipe. Chelsea Green Publishing Company, White River Junction, VT. 6. The Solar Electric House. 1993. S. J. Strong and W. G. Scheller. Sustainability Press, Still River, MA.
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1/20/2010 4 Teaching Methods ¾ Two hours of lecture each week. ¾ Two hours of Lab/discussion each week. ± I will arrange few field trips to visit renewable systems. ± Labs ± Special seminars ± Discussions: topics on renewable energy
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1/20/2010 5 Class Policy ¾ Lecture attendance is not mandatory, but is strongly advisable. ¾ The homework is due before class on the due date. ¾ Computer problems or viruses are not acceptable excuses for late work. ¾ It is highly recommended to submit neat and orderly homework and report. ¾ All exams will be close book exams. ¾ If you know that you are going to miss an exam, call me ahead of time and we will arrange a make up.
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1/20/2010 6 Coverage ¾ This is a general course in renewable energy. There are so many topics in this subject. I will only cover main aspects, and will attempt to make sure that you understand those basic concepts and principles. ¾
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