Dr. Mesut Baran

Dr. Mesut Baran

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: 919-515-5081
Fax: 919-513-0405
Instructor Website

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

Course Objectives

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.

Course Requirements

Homework: 20%

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.

Updated 11/16/2022