Thermodynamic Evaluation of Green Energy Technologies

Code: 
154
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
Understand the thermodynamics and efficiency limits of modern green technologies such as carbon dioxide capture from air, fuel cells, batteries, and solar-thermal power.
Subject: 
MATSCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Fundamentals of Energy Processes (EE 293B)

Code: 
293B
For seniors and graduate students. Covers scientific and engineering fundamentals of renewable energy processes involving heat. Thermodynamics, heat engines, solar thermal, geothermal, biomass. Recommended: MATH 19-21, or Math 41,42; PHYSICS 41, 43, 45
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Solar Energy Conversion

Code: 
237
Basics of solar energy conversion in photovoltaic devices. Solar cell device physics: electrical and optical. Crystalline silicon, thin film and multi-junction solar cells. Solar system issues including module assembly, inverters, and micro-inverters. Concentrated solar power. Flip classroom model is used supplementing classroom lectures with short videos. Guest speakers include distinguished engineers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists actively engaged in solar industry. Recommended: EE116, EE216.
Subject: 
EE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (ENGR 25E)

Code: 
25E
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci
An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption. Emphasis on energy technologies where chemistry and engineering play key roles. Review of energy fundamentals along with historical energy perspectives and current energy production technologies. In depth analysises of solar thermal systems, biofuels, photovoltaics and electrochemical devices (batteries and fuel cells). Prerequisites: high school chemistry or equivalent.
Subject: 
CHEMENG
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Precourt Institute launches Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program

June 30, 2015

By Mark Golden

The Precourt Institute for Energy has started an industrial affiliates program to foster collaboration with companies interested in sustainable energy research and education at Stanford.