Catalog Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to electric power conversion, distribution, and generation with renewable energy sources. The course will introduce fundamental concepts in the area of electric power, such as complex and reactive power, phasors, impedance, magnetic circuits and transformers, power factor, power quality, three-phase power, ac-dc conversion, and a conceptual overview of renewable energy and the integration of sustainable energy sources on the electric grid.Real world applications, ranging from ground-fault circuit interrupters to residential power distribution and solar photovoltaic dc-ac inverters will be explored in live lecture demonstration.

Units: 4

Prerequisites: Differential equations and linear algebra (Math 54 or equivalent). Electricity and magnetism (Physics 7B or equivalent). Introduction to electric circuits (EE 16AB or equivalent). Students should enter the course with a basic working knowledge of RLC circuits.

Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week
Spring: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Class Schedule (Spring 2024):
EE 108 – TuTh 14:00-15:29, Cory 241 – Robert C N Pilawa-Podgurski