University of Wisconsin Madison
Electric Power Processing for Alternative Energy Systems (E C E 356) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Students should be able to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different types of alternative energy sources by understanding their key operating principles and performance characteristics
  • 2
    Students should be able to carry out basic calculations to determine the major performance characteristics of power electronics and two major types of ac electric machines: induction and permanent magnet synchronous machines
  • 3
    Students should be able to carry out basic calculations to determine the major performance characteristics of alternative energy sources including solar photovoltaic, fuel cells, and wind power
Details
Electric Power Processing for Alternative Energy Systems
E C E 356 ( 3 Credits )
Description
Introduction to electrical power processing technologies that are necessary to convert energy from alternative sources into useful electrical forms. Several specific alternative energy sources are examined, providing platforms for introducing basic concepts in power electronics, electric machines, and adjustable-speed drives.
Prerequisite(s)
ECE 230 or ECE 376 or equiv or cons inst
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR
College: College of Engineering
Instructor
Instructor Name
Instructor Campus Address
instructorEmail@emailaddress.edu
Contact Hours
2.5
Course Coordinator
THOMAS JAHNS
Text book, title, author, and year
Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, 2nd Ed., edited by Godfrey Boyle, Oxford Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-926178-4
Supplemental Materials
First Course on Power Electronics, N. Mohan, MNPERE, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9715292-9-8
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
 
Brief List of Topics to be Covered

1. Photovoltaics: Major types, capabilities, applications, status of technology

2. Introduction to power electronics; dc-to-dc converters & dc-to-ac inverters

3. Wind Power:  Available resources, present usage, major classes of wind turbines

4. Introduction to induction motors and adjustable-frequency drives

5. Fuel Cells:  Major types, capabilities, applications, status of technology

6. Introduction to electric power systems; distributed generation

7. Hybrid Electric Vehicles:  Presently available vehicles, alternative configurations

8. Introduction to PM synchronous generators and field-oriented control

9. Other Renewable Energy Sources and Power Processing Requirements

10. Wave power:  Available resources, present technology status, future trends

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