I. Material covered in the course
- Definitions of systems for energy utilization and parameters for evaluating them
- Historical development of energy utilization
- Present energy utilization systems – what they are, how they work, criteria for evaluation, advantages, disadvantages and effect on the environment
- Future energy utilization systems – requirements and possibilities.
II. Special Project/Assignment
The student will be divided into small groups and each group will evaluate the potential of a specific energy utilization technology (e.g. specific nuclear method, wind energy, solar photovoltaic, solar-thermal, etc.) for various applications.
Interaction between groups for finding a combined solution will be allowed, but restricted.
Each group will present its solution to the class (15-20 minutes presentation) and on the following week, we will discuss the various solutions.