E210A: A First Course in Renewable Energy

This is an engineering introduction to renewable energy technologies and potentials. The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable energy. Topics to be covered include Solar Energy, Ocean Energy, Wind Energy, and Geothermal Energy. Some mathematical criteria will be covered, e.g. Betz limit for wind, limit of WEC point absorber. Each lecture contains several examples from real world applications and in-progress industrial developments.