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    Appalachian State University
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

TEC 5628 - Solar Thermal Energy Technology (3)

When Offered: Fall, Spring
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, materials and techniques needed to convert solar energy into heat. Specific technologies to be studied include solar cookers, solar dryers, solar water heaters, solar water pasteurization/distillation, solar greenhouses/coldframes, and some house heating systems. Students will develop skills in the use of tools, materials, and processes which effectively and efficiently capture and convert the sun’s energy into thermal energy. The course will include traditional classroom and “hands-on” design, construction and testing activities.
Prerequisites: TEC 1708 (Construction Technology and Building Codes), TEC 1728 (Architectural Graphics and Computer Modeling), TEC 2029 (Society and Technology), TEC 2601 (Energy Issues and Technology), TEC 2718 (Building Mechanical Systems), and TEC 3638 (Foundations of Appropriate Technology) or permission of the instructor.
Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4628.]