10.391J Sustainable Energy


Class Info

Assessment of current and potential future energy systems. Covers resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting 21st-century regional and global energy needs in a sustainable manner. Examines various energy technologies in each fuel cycle stage for fossil (oil, gas, synthetic), nuclear (fission and fusion) and renewable (solar, biomass, wind, hydro, and geothermal) energy types, along with storage, transmission, and conservation issues. Emphasizes analysis of energy propositions within an engineering, economic and social context. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

10.391J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. W. Golay.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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