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(ALL ADVANCED COURSES REQUIRE STUDENTS TO BE GRADUATES OF TECH I OR ENTERING GRADES 9-12)

Sustainable Energies                                                                                                        
Inst: Roger Hoyt, Mike Jennings
Drivers of electric cars will soon take advantage of strings of solar-powered charging stations along California interstates. And, solar farms and wind-generating systems in rural areas have urban cousins on rooftops and parking structures.

This class introduces the vital need for sustainable energy sources in the modern world. Topics include current fossil-based sources (coal, oil, natural gas) and tours, such as of the natural gas-fired San Jose State power plant and its Cheng co-generation process. Hands-on projects include building a parabolic solar collector oven, photovoltaic-powered cars and wind-powered generators that students can bring home at course’s end. Students will also study companies developing and supplying Green Energy technologies and the economics of doing so.

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