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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TEC 5711 - Computer Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems (3)

When Offered: Fall, Spring
This course will introduce students to a variety of software packages for modeling the performance of renewable energy systems, and will help them develop proficiency in their use. Software packages may include Excel, FChart, PVFChart, BLCC, HOMER, WindCAD, RETScreen, and ARCReader. Students will study how to predict the performance of a variety of solar heating technologies, photovoltaics, wind turbines, and solar house designs. The economics and environmental benefits of renewable energy systems will also be explored. File formats and memory allocation schemes, as they relate to understanding data storage, will be discussed. Effective problem solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course.
Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with TEC 4711.]