Upon completion of this course students will be prepared for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of geothermal and solar thermal renewable energy systems. Many aspects of geothermal, heat pump, and solar thermal technologies are already familiar to electricians and electrical engineering practitioners. Temperature sensing, pumping, electrical controls and monitoring of systems, are examples. But in order to commission, troubleshoot, and maintain such systems, a knowledge of thermodynamics at a rudimentary quantitative level is required, including the conversion between electrical and thermodynamic units. Principles are emphasized by student experience which is gained through using lab simulators for geothermal and solar thermal systems. The Canadian Electrical Code requirements for geothermal and solar thermal energy systems is covered.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2016
REES 6020 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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