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Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy sources. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties discussed. Various sources and devices, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and fuel cells described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, as well as biofuel energy balance, also discussed. Key scientific and economic roadblocks for large-scale implementation examined. Finally, the latest research on application of nanotechnology to energy conversion and storage introduced. Taught in conjunction with course 80J. Enrollment limited to 30. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 3 or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3, 5 or 7. Enrollment limited to 30. A. Shakouri
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