Dr. Mesut Baran
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 552 Renewable Electric Energy Systems
3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the new renewable energy based electric energy generation technologies and their integration into the power grid. The principals of main renewable energy based generation technologies: solar, wind, and fuel cells. Interconnection of distributed generation sources to power distribution grid. Economic and policy aspects of distributed generation.
Principles of Electromechanical Energy Conversion (NC State ECE 305) or equivalent
The course objectives are: understanding the principals of heat engines, photovoltaic systems, wind turbines and fuel cells. Basic design issues regarding these generation systems. Basic schemes for interconnecting the renewable generation systems to the power grid. Fundamentals of engineering economics, and production cost estimate methods.
Examinations: Midterm 30%; Final 35%
Software Requirements: Matlab/Simulink
Projects: class project 15%
G. M. Masters, Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, Wiley 2004
(softcopy is available via library)
Computer and Software Requirements
Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.