10.391J / 1.818J / 2.65J / 11.371J / 22.811J / ESD.166J Sustainable Energy, January IAP 2007 - Spring 2007
Author(s)Drake, Elisabeth; Incropera, Frank; Tester, Jefferson W.; Golay, Michael
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This course assesses current and potential future energy systems, covers resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, and emphasizes meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented including biomass energy, fossil fuels, geothermal energy, nuclear power, wind power, solar energy, hydrogen fuel, and fusion energy 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. This course is offered during the last two weeks of the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month, and continues into the Spring semester.
Assessment of energy systems, resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, regional and global energy needs, 21st century, sustainable manner, renewable and conventional energy technologies, biomass energy, fossil fuels, geothermal energy, nuclear power, wind power, solar energy, hydrogen fuel, fusion energy, analysis of energy technology systems, political, social, economic, environment