Energy Research Center

Courses

ME 483. Alternative Energy Engineering II (3)

Prerequisites: ME 370, 375. Solar radiation characteristics. Solar energy collection and conversion devices. Design and analysis of passive and active solar energy systems. Solar electric power production. Wind energy conversion. Economic analysis.


ME 486A & B. Senior Design in Mechanical Engineering I (2) & II (2)

CSUN Solar Team Electric Plug-in Station

There is a significant growth in the Electric Vehicle (EV) market in the USA, and California in particular, due to increased environmental regulations. This senior design project aims to design, build, and test a smart EV charging station which will be powered directly by the Sun.