Foundations of Clean Technology

Cleantech is a dynamic and growing field with frequent new discoveries, innovations, and setbacks, along with ever-increasing urgency. This course will provide foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape across multiple perspectives. The course will guide students in understanding traditional and nontraditional clean technologies and teach how to assess their impacts and viability. The electrical system, including clean generation, transmission, distribution, and energy efficiency, will be given focus. Industry professionals will serve as guest lecturers on key topics, including the many levels of policy, transportation, and cleantech in the developing context.


  • Fundamentals of Energy
  • The Energy System
  • Energy & Environment
  • Building Energy Systems
  • Energy Policy
  • Climate Change
  • Construction of DER Resources & Resilience
  • Transportation Systems Fundamentals

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of various cleantech solutions that can be deployed across a range of sectors in urban, suburban, and other settings
  • The ability to assess clean technology viability from diverse angles
  • An understanding of the basics of the electrical system: generation, distribution, and the clean energy transition
  • Familiarity with tech trends and their impact on the current and future cleantech space
  • Improved facility with different presentation methods

Ideal for

  • Students interested in clean energy
  • Those seeking to work in the energy sector or a related field
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.