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10.391J / 1.818J / 2.65J / 3.564J / 11.371J / 22.811J / ESD.166J Sustainable Energy, Spring 2003

Wind turbines at Tehachapi, California.
Wind turbines at Tehachapi, California. (Image taken from the Department of Energy's Digital Archive,

Highlights of this Course

The materials posted complement those contained in a forthcoming textbook by the course faculty.

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Course Description

Assessment of current and potential future energy systems, covering extraction, conversion, and end-use, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a more sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented and their attributes described within a framework that aids in evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems in the context of political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Open to graduate students and upper-class undergraduates.


Prof. Jefferson Tester
Dr. Elisabeth Drake
Prof. Michael Golay
Dr. Edward Kern

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session




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