ENGR 035. Solar Energy Systems
Fundamental physical concepts and system design techniques of solar energy systems are covered. Topics include solar geometry, components of solar radiation, analysis of thermal and photovoltaic solar collectors, energy storage, computer simulation of system performance, computer-aided design optimization, and economic feasibility assessment. This course includes a laboratory. Offered in the fall semester of alternate years.
Prerequisite: PHYS 004 , MATH 025 , some coding experience in a procedural computer language such as Matlab, Python, or C, or the permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Eligible for ENVS
Fall 2021. McGarity.
Catalog chapter: Engineering
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/engineering
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