EE80J: Introduction to Renewable Energy Sources EE180J: Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Instructor: Oxana Pantchenko



This is an introduction to energy conversion and storage with
special emphasis on renewable sources. Fundamental energy conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties

will be discussed. Various sources such as solar, wind, hydropower,
geothermal and fuel cells will be described. An analysis of different alternative sources will be performed and key scientific,

economical and social roadblocks for large scale implementation
will be examined. Finally, the latest research on solar cells and applications of nanotechnology on energy conversion and

storage will be introduced.

edu> Grader: Alex Sassoon <asassoon@ucsc.5:45pm at Oakes Acad 105 Project Coordinator: Tiffany Wise-West <> Teaching Assistants: Dibya Phuyal < Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 -2:30pm Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 . room 239A E-mail: oxana@soe.3         Instructor: Oxana Pantchenko Office: Engineering> .

physics or engineering prerequisites. Please let me know if you need a permission code. .3. All the necessary concepts will be introduced during the course.  EE180J Pre-requisites: Math 3 or AMS 2.4 Prerequisites  EE80J Pre-requisites: This class does not have any math. Enrollment is limited to 55.5 or 7.

2nd Edition. and Robert Bent (2002) http://site. Environmental. (2005) Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air. and Social Impact (3rd Edition) by Gordon J.5 Text     Renewable Energy. David Goodstein. 2004 Out of Gas. David MacKay free online version available.(2009) Energy: Science. 2004 Additional References: (reserved at Science & Engineering Library. c/Doc?id=10064667    . and the Pursuit of Sustainability by Randall Baker. Godfrey Boyle. Aubrecht (2005) Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties by Vaclav Smil.ebrary. 1 day) Energy: Physical. Lloyd Orr.

edu/courses/ee80j/Spring12/01 .ucsc.soe.6 Class Web-Site https://courses.

Most of the experiments are done in groups of two.        Lab 1: Greenhouse effect Lab 2: Solar Pathfinder Lab 3: Flywheel Lab 4: Wind turbine Lab 5: Hydroelectricity Lab 6: Thermoelectricity Lab 7: Hydrogen fuel cell car .7 Hands-on Laboratories (Jack Baskin Engineering 302) This provides an opportunity for students to see how various energy conversion devices work and understand better the advantages and difficulties to harness energy from renewable sources.

8 7 hands-on laboratory experiments (6 are required) .

1:40 Wednesday 2:00 .3:10 Anyone who can’t make it to one of these sections.3:10 Wednesday 11:00 .12:10 Wednesday 12:30 .12:10 Monday 12:30 . . One of us will then e-mail you with your section time.1:40 Monday 2:00 .9 Starting next week meet your TA at JBE 302       Monday 11:00 . please write down your available times and pass this information to me or your TA.

Heat and Temperature. Energy Conversion and Efficiency.ucsc.10 Lectures and Homework 4/3/2012 Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview HW: Read Energy and the Environment. 4/5/2012 Lecture 2: Scientific . HW: Read Energy Conversion and Efficiency EE180J HW Only: HW1 Due 4/12/2012 at 4PM on eCommons https://courses. Scientific Notation & Out of Gas Book pages 1-40. Energy Basics.soe. Introduction to Renewable Technologies.

11 Personal Energy Audit (individual work) Due 4/24/2012 at 4PM on eCommons Part I: Report Report format:  Abstract (5pts)  Introduction (should include information about student) (5pts)  Calculations and Analysis  List of energy services and sources (5 pts)  Hot water consumption (15 pts)  Transportation (15 pts)  Electricity usage (kWh/day) & (J / week)  Calculated from labels (15 pts)  Measured with “Kill a Watt” meter (15 pts)  When appliances are on  When appliances are off  Conclusion (should include qualitative and quantitative analysis summary from previous section). .  See class web-site for more information. Should answer following questions (15 pts).

.12 Personal Home Energy Audit (individual work) Due 4/24/2012 at 4PM.   Part II: Part II: Questionnaire To complete the Questionnaire (10pts) please click here.

More details on this later. June 5th & 7th. More details on this later. Ask questions in class forum. 2012 at 4pm on eCommons Proposal Rough Draft Due Thursday.     . 2012 at 4pm on eCommons. Two group meetings with Tiffany on Skype. EE180J: Write a 20 page proposal on making Santa Cruz Wharf green. May 17th.13 Group Project (in groups of 5 or 6) EE80J: Write a 10 page proposal related to renewable energy. June 7th. May 24th. 2012 at 4pm on eCommons Final Proposal Due Thursday. June 7th. 2012 at 4pm on eCommons Final Presentations May 29th & 31st.  Proposal Outline Due Thursday. Self/Peer Evaluation Form Due Thursday.

proposal and final presentation)  Final (10%) . rough draft. proposal and final presentation) EE180J Grading:  Midterm (10%)  Personal energy audit (20%)  Quizzes (10%) (6 top scores)  Homework (10%) (4 assignments total)  Labs (20%) (6/7 top scores)  Group project (20%) (includes outline.14 Grading EE80J Grading:  Midterm (10%)  Personal energy audit (20%)  Quizzes (10%) (6 top scores) or Final (10%)  Labs (30%) (6/7 top scores)  Group project (30%) (outline. rough draft.

459-4806 (TTY). please get an Accommodation Authorization from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and submit it to me in person outside of class (e. . Contact DRC at 459-2089 (voice). or http://drc. office hours) within the first two weeks of the quarter..15 Classroom accommodations information If you qualify for classroom accommodations because of a for more information on the requirements and/or process.

Examples of cheating include (but are not limited to):   Copying results or other information during in-class activities or final. You are encouraged to read the campus policies regarding academic integrity. . journals. other people’s reports without proper referencing If there is any question as to whether a given action might be construed as cheating. will result in a no-pass or failing grade. Submitting a report that is not your own work. books. see me before you engage in any such action.  Using material from internet.16 Academic Dishonesty and Cheating Any confirmed academic dishonesty including but not limited to copying reports or cheating on exams.

17 Renewable Energy Sources Overview .

18 History Early Human Societies Harvested movements of water and wind to grind corn. safety and waste disposal . irrigate crops and propel ships. Industrial Revolution  Coal & Oil & Natural Gas  ¾ of world’s energy Oil crisis WWII  Nuclear power  Cost.

19 Sustainable Energy Source  What    is your definition of a sustainable energy source? Not substantially depleted by continued use Does not entail significant pollutant emissions or other environmental problems Does not involve the perpetuation of substantial health hazards or social injustices .

20 Video  Renewable Energies in US  Renewable  Renewable Energies in Europe Energies in Australia .

21 Basic Energy Concepts  International   System of Units  Meter Kilogram Second  What is the unit of energy? .

the unit of energy Energy (J) = Force (N) x Distance (m)   The rate at which energy is converted from one form to another or transferred from one place to another. Watt (W) Power (W) = Energy (J) / Time (sec) . Joule (J) .22 Energy  Power    The energy supplied by force of one newton in causing movement through a distance of 1 meter.

000.000.000 1018=1.000 . Scientific Notation          Nano Micro Milli Kilo Mega Giga Tera Peta Exa (n) (μ) (m) (k) (M) (G) (T) (P) (E) 10-9= 1/1000.000.000.000 1012=1.000.000 106= 1.000 109= 10-3= 1/1000 103= 1015=1.000 10-6= 1/1000.

 How many kJ are there in GJ? .000000107 in scientific notation.24 Scientific Notation  Write 0.

. Scientific Notation & Out of Gas Book pages 1-40.25 HW for this week Read Energy and the Environment. Introduction to Renewable Technologies.

26 Lecture 2  World and US Energy Consumption  Heat and Thermodynamics .