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Energy Sources and Clean-Energy Systems

Semester 1

This course is intended to provide students with a concise description of available fossil and renewable fuel sources commonly used to generate electricity and other forms of energy in modern society. The availability of the various energy sources, clean technologies, efficiency and cost will be explored in detail for the most typical forms. This will allow students enough detail on energy options such that alternatives to oil and other fossil-based fuels may be reasonably examined.


1. Energy Sources
2. Clean Energy Systems for Buildings and Communities
3. Energy efficiency
4. Clean Energy Systems for Industry

  • Coursework: 50%
    • Two term papers 40%
    • Laboratory report 10%
  • Final Exam 50%
    • One three hours written paper

Learning Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students MUST be able to:

  • Identify and describe different types of fossil fuels and specify their sources
  • Identify and characterize different types of clean technologies and renewable energy sources;
  • Give detailed description of some of the most commonly utilized renewable energy processes, viz. hydro, bio, ocean (wave and ocean thermal), wind, photovoltaics, solar thermal and geothermal.
  • Identify the economic and non-economic benefits associated with the various energy sources.
  • Discuss the environmental impact and cost of the various technologies
Course Code: 
3 Credits
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