This course provides students with an introduction to hydroelectricity and the impacts of head, flow, and fluid dynamics on the useable water resource. Students are engaged with installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting micro hydroelectricity systems (those <10 kW in size). Course focus will be on sizing penstock, mapping the hydro resource, and identifying environmental concerns with small hydro systems.
Prerequisites: ELEC 291, AGEN 151, and PHYS 127 minimum grade of C
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)