In this course, students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practical applications of solar, wind, micro-hydro and other renewable energy technologies. Motivations for developing renewable energy will be examined and students will evaluate their personal energy footprint and create a plan to reduce it. Demonstrations, field trips and labs will provide direct contact with the technology. Students will complete a written design project to explore one technology in depth.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 3