Foundations of Clean Technology
Cleantech is a dynamic and growing field with frequent new discoveries, innovations, and setbacks. This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape and its systems. The course will guide students in understanding different clean technologies—renewable energy, sustainable mobility, recycling and reuse, building and land use efficiency, etc.—and in assessing the related impacts and viability. The electrical system, including generation, transmission, distribution, and energy efficiency, will be given special coverage. Industry professionals will serve as guest lecturers on key topics such as cleantech actors and smart cities.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to identify the stakeholders and critical considerations for integrating clean energy into urban and suburban infrastructure systems
- The ability to demonstrate an understanding of how resiliency and climate change mitigation affect energy policy, as well as technological innovation and adaptation
- The ability to identify a variety of clean energy solutions that can be deployed across a variety of sectors in urban and suburban settings
- The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the basics of electricity generation, distribution, and transition