Alternative Energy Systems

Alternative Energy Systems

This course covers the basic concepts in modern alternative energy systems including solar photovoltaic electrical systems for both on-grid and off-grid applications, solar water heating systems, wind power generating systems, mini-hydroelectric systems and alternative energy for transportation. Learn to design an alternative energy system for your home, apply for rebates and energy paybacks from the state of California, and make your electrical meter “run backwards” and to “sell” the surplus electricity you generate to the local utility. Also included will be a procedure for completing a detailed power usage analysis of your home, and tips of energy conservation.
4 hours