Course Description

Wind & Hydro Energy Systems

This course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of residential wind and hydroelectric energy systems and the potential to generate electricity in both grid-tied and off-grid integrated applications. Initial focus is on providing the student with a review of fluid dynamics, measuring and mapping wind and water resources, and on-site assessments. The focus will then shift to residential and farm-scale wind machines, generators, alternators and electricity. Students will then begin with technical and sociopolitical aspects of micro hydroelectric power generation as renewable energy systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 107, MATH 102, or permission by instructor. 3 credits (2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours), spring semester.

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Sharon Y. Boyce
(315) 684-6608
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.