TEC 4628 - Solar Thermal Energy Technology
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, tools, materials and techniques needed to convert solar energy into heat. Specific technologies to be studied include solar cookers, solar dryers, solar water heaters, solar water pasteurization/distillation, solar greenhouses/coldframes, and some house heating systems. Students should develop skills in the use of tools, materials, and processes which effectively and efficiently capture and convert the sun’s energy into thermal energy. The course will include traditional classroom and “hands on” design, construction and testing activities. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
Prerequisites: TEC 1708, TEC 1728, TEC 2029, TEC 2601, TEC 2718, and TEC 3638 or permission of the instructor.
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Course Format Options: In-Person, Hybrid
Length: One Semester (15 weeks)Language: English
Qualifies for SH Associate Exam: Yes