Course Detail

Renewable Sustainable Energy FM112

Tuition: $695
Dates: 4/6/17 - 5/25/17
Location: CGS-Coll of Gen Studies (871 Comm Ave) Boston, MA
Room Number: 121
Instructor: Markey
Meeting Times:
  • Thurs. Apr 06, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Apr 13, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Apr 20, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Apr 27, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. May 04, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. May 11, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. May 18, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. May 25, 2017  6-8:30 PM

Course Description

Students gain a basic understanding of the performance, advantages, reliability, costs, incentives, paybacks, permitting, design, construction, and operations of commercial scale renewable and alternative energy systems. Lectures include concentration on the interconnection with the utility infrastructure. Discussions will include the financial analysis of different systems including ROI, payback periods, taxes, and utility and other state or local incentives and grants.

Topics: Cogeneration, solar (PV, hydronic, air), wind (sites, testing, and permitting), geothermal (hot water, closed and open loop ground source), fuels, hydropower (river, tidal, dams), waste-to-energy, biomass, and thermal storage. Future class topics include Real Estate for the Facilities Manager and reading blueprints.

Please note that prices are subject to change.