Course Description

Solar Geothermal Energy System

This course provides the student with a technical overview of the components of solar thermal and geothermal heating systems as well as solar photovoltaic electrical systems. Students will learn fundamentals of solar irradiance, insolation and the impacts of seasonality, aspect, and latitude on solar resources. Students will begin with components and design of solar photovoltaic electricity generation and storage in both grid-tied and off-grid systems. The course then focuses on the fundamentals of solar thermal systems, including solar thermal domestic hot water, solar space heating and geothermal heat pumps. Pairing solar thermal and geothermal energy systems will provide the students with experience in hybrid renewable energy systems. Prerequesites: MATH 102, PHYS 107, or permission by the instructor. 3 credits (2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours), spring semester

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Sharon Y. Boyce
(315) 684-6608
boycesy@morrisville.edu
Charlton Hall, Room 103B

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Admissions Requirements

A.A.S. or A.S. or 60 hours of lower division course work (from an accredited college or university) with a minimum GPA of 2.3. Completion of Math 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (C or better required) or equivalent prior to enrollment into the program.

Morrisville State College has a rolling admission policy; notification of acceptance begins November 1. SAT or ACT exams are recommended, and an on–campus interview is encouraged.