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Renewable Energy: The Science, State of the Art, and Future of Renewables
Why do grid-scale wind turbines have three blades? What can we learn from plants to improve photovoltaic solar panels? How did five US states source at least 20% of their electricity from wind in 2016? Which country manufactures two-thirds of the world’s solar panels and nearly half of the world’s wind turbines? In this course, we’ll discuss the resource potentials, utilization statistics, scientific principles, technological advancements, and future outlooks for renewables. We’ll brainstorm what factors could bring about a future of ubiquitous and permanent energy supplies. Participants will gain resources and insights to help understand the rapid changes of renewable energy. Will LePage is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at U-M, and aspires to be a professor who cultivates a dedication to helping people and the planet through engineering.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 10/04/2017 - 11/08/2017
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location : University Commons, Houghton Room
Address : 817 Asa Gray Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : LePage William
Fee : $35.00
Event Status : COMPLETED