“While I have seen many such [renewable energy] programs in the US and Canada, I have seen none which compare to Morrisville’s. In terms of diversity of programs, quality of faculty and staff, depth of instruction and ‘passion,’ [MSC’s Renewable Energy program] is far ahead of the competition.”
Renewable Energy Technology A.A.S.
Course DescriptionWind/Hydro Energy Systems
This course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of wind and hydroelectric energy systems and the potential to generate electricity in both grid-tied and off-grid integrated applications. This course provides an introduction to fluid dynamics, measuring and mapping wind and water resources, and on-site assessments. The course focuses on small- and medium-sized wind machines, generators, alternators, and electricity, including technical aspects of micro hydroelectric power generation for hybrid wind and hydro energy systems. Prerequisite: MATH 102, PHYS 107 3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester