Course Overview

Climate change is arguably the preeminent issue of our time. The transition to a clean energy society can help avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The energy systems engineer’s role is to deeply understand the challenges and develop creative technical solutions. This course provides students with an introduction to the technical fundamentals of clean energy challenges and opportunities. Challenges include urbanization, renewable energy integration, and sectors that are difficult to decarbonize. Opportunities include clean energy generation technologies, energy storage, microgrids, and electrified transportation.