Geen4830 courseoutline 11_01

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Geen4830 courseoutline 11_01

  1. 1. GEEN  4830.  SOLAR  THERMAL  POWER   Term  B  July  5-­‐Aug.  5,  2011   Course  Outline   Date   Topic   Assignments  /  Tests   07/05/11-­‐ Course  Introduction-­‐     Week  #  1   Key  Concepts:  energy,  renewable  energy,  climate   change,  resource  depletion,  solar  energy  conversion   Solar  Radiation  #1.  The  Sun.  Sun-­‐Earth  geometry.   Measurement  of  solar  radiation.   07/06/11-­‐ Solar  Radiation  #2.  Solar  radiation  models.  Evaluation     Week  #  1   and  estimation  of  the  solar  resource   07/07/11-­‐ Brief  Review  of  Basic  Thermodynamic  and  heat     Week  #  1   Transfer  Topics-­‐   High  Temperature  Solar  Thermal  Systems  #1  Thermal   conversion  of  solar  radiation.  The  concentration  of   solar  radiation.  Overview  of  solar  concentrating   technologies.  Solar  Thermal  Power  Plants   07/12/11-­‐ Parabolic  Troughs  #1.  Technology  Description.   Weekly  Test  #1   Week  #  2   Economics   07/13/11-­‐ Parabolic  Troughs  #2.  Introduction  to  the  design  and     Week  #  2   analysis  of  PT  power  plants   07/14/11-­‐ Linear  Fresnel  Reflectors.  Technology  description.     Week  #  2   Economics   07/19/11-­‐ Central  Receiver  Systems  #1.  Technology  description.   Weekly  Test  #2   Week  #3   Economics.     07/20/11-­‐ Central  Receiver  Systems  #2.  Introduction  to  the     Week  #3   design  and  analysis  of  CRS  power  plants   07/21/11-­‐ Parabolic  Dish  -­‐  Stirling  Systems.  Technology     Week  #3   Description.  Economics.   07/26/11-­‐ Integration  of  Solar  Thermal  Power.  Dispatchability.     Week  #4   Thermal  Storage.  Hybridization   07/27/11-­‐ Simulation  tools  I     Week  #4   07/28/11-­‐ Simulation  tools  II   Weekly  Test  #3   Week  #4   08/02/11-­‐ Final  Exam   Final  Exam   Week#5   08/03/11-­‐ Project  presentations  I       week  #  5   08/04/11-­‐ Project  presentations  II-­‐   Written  report  due     Week#5   (Electronic)    

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