This is a capstone class for the Renewable Energy degree program. Quantitative, technical writing, and presentation skills (oral and written) will be applied to design and propose a renewable energy system for a landowner. Students are expected to perform an energy audit, recommend energy efficiency and conservation measures, assess renewable energy resources available, design a full system consistent with landowner objectives, check for town ordinance regulations, prepare applicable paperwork for incentives and utility interconnection agreement, and conduct a financial analysis for the system. A final written and oral presentation will be graded.
Prerequisite: Senior standing with successful completion of at least two 400-level RENG courses
1 credit, spring semester