MIT22_081JF10_pset1

MIT22_081JF10_pset1 - Problem Set 1 Intro to Sustainable...

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Problem Set 1 Intro to Sustainable Energy 2.650/10.291/22.081± Sustainable Energy 1.818/2.65/10.391/11.371/22.811/ESD.166± These problems are not written to be mathematically challenging. Instead, the main challenge is to find reliable data and use sound reasoning. For each of the problems you work out, provide a list of sources for any data you used. Be sure to mark which course number you are registered for on your solution. You can turn in the homework online (via Stellar) or in class. Intro to SE Students : Pick any 2 of the 4 problems to solve. SE Students : Pick 3 of the 4 problems to solve. Problems: 1.² Supporters of the Cape Wind offshore wind project state that “in average winds, Cape Wind will provide for ¾ of Cape and Islands electricity needs.” How much power (in MW) is consumed by the Cape and Islands? What capacity factor is expected by the project? If the remainder of the Cape and Islands’ energy needs are met by burning coal, how many tons of coal would be needed
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 2.650J taught by Professor Johnc.wright during the Fall '10 term at MIT.

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