Chapter 6 - Energy Sustainability


Energy sustainability is the topic for this Chapter of the course. The discussion will start with an exploration of energy conversion methods such as coal, gas, or oil power plants; nuclear power plants; gas turbines; wind turbines; diesel engines; hydropower plants; biomass energy; and geothermal energy. The discussion will then shift to comparative metrics of non-conventional sources of energy. These will include wind energy; photovoltaics; solar collectors; biomass (e.g. ethanol, biodiesel, etc.); fuel cells (e.g. PAFC, PEM, DMFC, etc.); and sea energy.


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