ITE 570: Sustainability

Course Description

This course is designed to have students understand the fundamental concepts related to the design, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems. Students completing the course will have the skill sets required to analyze and design: 1) solar systems that use photovoltaics (PV); 2) small- and large-scale wind systems; 3) energy systems consisting of renewable generation and energy storage technologies; 4) smart grid technologies in transmission and distribution; and 5) building systems including lighting and HVAC. In addition, they will develop problem solving skills in sustainable energy and energy efficiency and explore future trends in energy systems to understand opportunities and obstacles present in the creation of energy technology ventures.  

Core Course

3 units