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ETEC 3340. Solar and Wind Energy Systems. 3 Hours.

This course will examine grid-connected and stand-alone solar photovoltaic and wind energy systems. System components including batteries, PV modules, charge controllers, maximum power point trackers, vertical and horizontal axis turbines, aerodynamics of wind turbines, wind farms and sighting, and inverters will be discussed. A comprehensive review of power production methods from solar and wind resources will be included, along with site surveying, commercial development, economics, and environmental impacts.
Prerequisite: ETEE 1340 and Junior Standing.