MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

D-Lab: Energy

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Class Number

EC.711

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Spring

Description

Provides a project-based approach that engages students in understanding and addressing the applications of alternative energy technology in developing countries. Focuses on compact, robust, low-cost systems for generating electrical power. Includes projects such as micro-hydro, solar, or wind turbine generators along with theoretical analysis, design, prototype construction, evaluation and implementation. Students will have the opportunity for an optional spring break site visit to identify and implement projects. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session.

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