INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
Today marks our second lecture of our “Introduction to Green Engineering" class at Yale University of the summer session. The class is taught by Dr. Yehia Khalil, who has been teaching at Yale since the early 90’s. In the beginning of the first class he had mentioned that this would be his first time to teach this class during the summer. Condensing a 13-week course into 5 weeks will be intense – but so far, this class has been nothing but exciting and inspiring. Exciting to learn, first-hand, the sustainable technology that is known to be the most important issue facing the human race in the 21st century and inspiring to learn from and engage with the future generation who are learning about current and future technologies in pursuit of sustainable development and in effect, who’s decisions will mold our future.
Our class today was incredible. We began the class learning about Wind Power and spent the other half of the class building and playing with a miniature hydrogen fuel-celled car, a wind turbine, a solar photovoltaic panel, and an electrolyzer.
Here’s a video of the miniature wind-turbine that we assembled
Here’s a video of one of my classmates explaining the mechanics of the “Hydocar.”
Here’s a video of the “Hydrogen Fuel-Celled Car” running
(apologies for our remarks)
Here are some pictures of today’s class taken from Dr. Khalil’s laboratory.
|Hydrogen Fuel-Celled Car|