22.081 Introduction to 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 renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Investigates their attributes within a quantitative analytical framework for evaluation of energy technology system proposals. Emphasizes analysis of energy propositions within an engineering, economic and social context. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to juniors and seniors.

This class has no prerequisites.

22.081 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. W. Golay.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-155.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Sustainable Energy site or on the 22.081 Stellar site.

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