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ELEC 437/ELEC 6421 - Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical basics and models of solar energy (photo-voltaics), electrical power from wind energy, electrical power from water, including wave energy, tidal energy, micro-hydro. Case studies, for example the application of solar PV to street lighting. Electrical engineering design implications. Design assignments. Lectures: three hours per week.
Prerequisite: COEN or ELEC 390 or equivalent.

NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ELEC 498 number may not take this course for credit.


  • Winter (January 6 - April 13, 2022)


Pragasen Pillay


Undergraduate 3 credits / Graduate 4 credits

There is no access fee for this course.




Renewable Energy Resources, 2nd Edition, John Twidell and Tony Weir. Taylor & Francis ISBN 978-0-419-25330-3. 

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