University of Calgary

ENEL 581 - Solid State Light Human Dev - Fall 2008

Introduction to solid state lighting (SSL) and renewable energy (RE) systems. Topics include: history of lighting, illumination standards, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, White LEDs their properties and measurement; photovoltaic, wind power, hydro power, human and animal power, thermoelectric, biomass energy, biodiesel, fuel cells and SSL system design. SSL project planning and financing, environmental and social impact assessments, carbon credits and SSL system metrics for the developing world.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1T-3/2)


  • Credit for both Electrical Engineering 581 and Electrical Engineering 519.39 will not be allowed


  • Electrical Engineering 489 or permission of the instructor.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2009.
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