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Week 1

February 7, 2018 – Review of General Chemistry Readings: The Carnot Limit, Kinetic Temperature, Temperature, Internal Energy, First Law, Heat, Second Law, Carnot Efficiency Homework: CH141 Final Exam 2003 (due Tuesday, February 13th) Laboratory Notes/Prep: Introduction to Colby’s Biomass Plant Resources: Excel Tutorials, Slides, DWK Notes … Continue reading

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Week 13

Final project presentations Friday, May 8, 2015 Hill House energy audit and Slides Provost’s House energy audit and Slides Thursday, May 7, 2015 Prep for final presentations (be prepared to present final calculations) Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Prep for final … Continue reading

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Week 12

Friday, May 1, 2015 Kevin Bright on Colby’s new energy management plan Tesla Energy’s new battery announcement Thursday, April 30, 2015 – CLAS J2$$ Poster Session at 11am in the Parker-Reed room of SSW CLAS Poster Guidelines & Submission Form … Continue reading

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Week 11

Lab Friday, April 24, 2015 Assignment:   (due 5/1/14)   Use SAM to model the energy production and financial return of the Beaver Ridge wind farm.   Hand in an Excel file of the modeled cash flow for Beaver  Ridge. … Continue reading

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Week 10

Lab Friday, April 17, 2015 Data gathering at Hill House and Provost’s house for final project Energy Audit for 75 Mayflower Hill residence done in 2010 Thursday, April 16, 2015 Kevin Bright, Colby’s Sustainability Coordinator will walk us through an … Continue reading

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Week 9

Lab Friday, April 10, 2015 Blower door test & tour/thermal imaging of Hill House Worksheet Resources Blower Door Testing Blower Door Calculations in detail RED Calculator LBL Home Energy Evaluation Tool (use detailed inputs) Thursday, April 9, 2015 Home design, air infiltration … Continue reading

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Week 8

Lab Friday, April 3, 2015 Bioshelter lab – Developing a thermal heat storage model and an examination of potential food production Thursday, April 2, 2015 Energy of the sun – overviews of PV and thermal systems, Lecture Slides, Notes, Solar … Continue reading

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Spring Break March 22 – 29, 2015

Be attuned to your encounters with energy systems during break and plan to share your take-aways with the class when you return.

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Week 7

Lab March 20, 2015 Midterm exam March 19, 2015 Midterm review March 17, 2015 Modeling natural monopolies; profit maximization versus social welfare loss Recommendation for how to sell a home heating system: Calculations from Class. Fun reading: “Garbage and manure … Continue reading

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Week 6

Lab March 13, 2015: Professor Lynne Lewis of Bates College will lead us in a tradeable energy pollution permits game March 12, 2015: More on market structures, profit maximization, monopolies, and the economics of pollution abatement Lecture slides March 10, … Continue reading

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