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Introduction to energy storage and conversion with special emphasis on renewable sources. Fundamental energy conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties. Various sources, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and fuel cells described. Cost-benefit analysis of different alternative sources performed, and key roadblocks for large-scale implementation examined. Latest research on solar cells and applications of nanotechnology on energy conversion and storage introduced. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 81J.(General Education Code(s): T2-Natural Sciences, PE-E - Environmental Awareness.) A. Shakouri
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