Renewable Energy Systems

RCL/MEE 473/573

University of Dayton

Fall, 2007



In 1931, not long before he died, Thomas Edison told his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone: Id put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we dont have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

It will not be possible to bring a decent standard of living to the world's poor or to sustain the economic well being of the industrialized countries in environmentally acceptable ways if the present energy course continues. The path to sustainable society requires more efficient energy use and a shift to a variety of energy sources.

Johansson et al., 1993.

Course Information



Class Phone and Email List

Instructor: Kelly Kissock



Energy Economy Environment: Motivation for Renewable Energy Systems

Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., ASES 2006l

Summary: Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.







Green Energy Ohio (Ohio Solar Tour, Fri-Sun Oct 5-7, 2007)


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Student Projects

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