Department of Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering
ETME470 Alternative Energy
Fall 2013 Schedule
Students are responsible for the
content in Reading and Homework Assignments ONE
WEEK after the posting date, unless otherwise
SOME ot the Homework will be graded, some will not
be graded. In either case, students are encouraged
to complete all assignments in order to
fully understand the material, and to enable
successful QUIZ completion.
Course Organization and Business: Lab Procedures and activities:
Issues: Renewable and Alternative Energy
1 - Due 9/4/2013
Assigned 8/26/2013 - Individual
Assignment: Locate three web-links to pertinent
energy or alternative energy
topics, articles, issues, or on-line resources. Submit via D2L drop box.
Submit this assignment as a WORD
document in business memorandum format. In
addition to the links, write and submit a concise,
professional quality summary of important information
contained in each of your three internet references.
Renewable Energy, Chapter 1
No formal Lab Meeting This Week
LABS BEGIN WEEK 2
REPORT FORMATTING NOTES:
Labor Day Holiday
Central and distributed generation discussion.
Power quality, issues.
Generation History: Read
Wrap up Discussion
Intro to Wind Energy
"20% by 2030 Model"
Transmission in-class discussion and review of
Wind Energy Introduction, Making the case for
Begin Resource Characterization, Evaluation
Reading: Renewable Energy, Chapter 7
(More materials to follow in form of on-line PDFs, handouts,
Side Note: As discussed in lecture #1, the text is
not organized in the same sequence as class
topics - therefore we will jump to pertinent
sections. Feel free to read other chapters as
Resource Evaluation Site Selection
Resource Issues: Variability and Statistics.
Also - see the extensive list of new links
and recommended reading,
the course D2L site!
Structural and Dynamic considerations
Wednesday Quiz on HW
topics: Rayleigh Distributions, Power
predictions versus resource.
Wednesday 10/2/3013 prior to beginning of class.
Also, Check out this NREL
WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK
Design Fundamentals. Testing and Failures.
Ancillary Issues - Social,
Test 1 preview
INCLUSIVE OF ALL SUBJECTS COVERED TO DATE
Energy, Chapter 2 - Solar Thermal Energy , and
Chapter 3: Solar Photovoltaics
to SOLAR Energy and Photovoltaic Systems
Silicon Solar Cells Design and Performance
Homework # 7 - Due Wednesday,
- Due Wednesday 10-30 2013
assignments including Solar Rating systems,
Textbook Coverage of Solar Thermal and
Photovoltaics, and Laboratory Experiment
Procedures including both automated (Labview) and
Lab 7a Data (for section 03 groups, unable
to complete this part of the test due to facility
Focus on subjects covered since Test 1
Energy, Chapter 5 - Hydroelectricity and
Chapter 6 - Tidal Power
Lab 7 results &
writeups due NEXT week, Thursday 11/14/2013
This tour will occupy the entire afternoon of
November 14th: We'll plan on a 12:00 Noon
departure from MSU, and we should be back in
Bozeman around 6:30 PM. I will poll the class to
determine headcount, PLEASE check with
instructors of any classes you might miss in
Guest Lecture on Tidal and Marine Hydrokinetics
- Dr. Erick Johnson
Homework 9 - Due by 5:00 PM Tuesday 11/26/2013
NO Class Meeting Today:
read and digest the
Notes available on
Enjoy Turkey Day, and if traveling please BE SAFE!
Fuel Cell Wrapup:
LAB 8 ASSIGNMENT:
4:00 - 5:50 PM Thursday December 12, per
Registrar's Official Schedule.
COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE INCLUDES ALL CLASS SUBJECTS,
MATERIAL FROM CLASS MEETINGS, TOURS, LECTURES, LABORATORY, READING, &
Note: This is a
PRELIMINARY schedule and may be modified at the discretion of the