Creating the Future...Challenging the Impossible
This introductory course exposes students to some the major sources of renewable energy: wind, solar, and biofuels. Students learn and apply physics, geography, chemistry, and biology fundamentals to understand the relevant relationships between work, power, and energy. The content in the course covers solar, thermal, chemical, and mechanical sources of clean energy production. Students learn the most efficient and appropriate use of energy resources, energy conversion and storage, as well as the effect of weather and geography on energy production. Students engage in a wide variety of hands-on projects and labs that both test their knowledge and illustrate the interrelationships between the various forms of alternative energy. It is recommended that students have a strong interest in science, math, and engineering.