Time: Tues, Thurs 10:30am - 11:45 am
Location: MacQuarrie Hall 222
This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of sustainable solar energy resources, economics, and policy. Part one of the course will review the basic knowledge about solar energy physics needed to understand how solar energy technologies work, the biophysical and resource limitations, and sustainable deployment strategies for a solar powered civilization. Part two focuses on the key economic and policy concepts for solar deployment. Part three looks at ecological and environmental justice considerations for sustainable solar energy deployment, while part 4 looks at the potential for distributed solar power generation.