ES 51A
Sustainable Energy Systems

Course Description

Examines Energy Management Technology and the importance and applications of building performance, controls and monitoring using the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies and other campus-wide buildings in a lab setting. An understanding of electric power, the electric power industry and the economics of distributed energy resources is provided in the course. The essential characteristics of traditional and renewable energy systems such as wind, solar and fuel cells will also be examined.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46000 ES 51A 64Z ······· TBA-TBA Massimo Maniaci ONLINE
M·W···· 02:30 PM-04:40 PM KC239

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-05-06 to 2019-06-30.
E S -51A-64Z: This class begins May 6, 2019. Video delivered course with online component. Available video-streamed to the desktop (high-speed internet connection required). Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual email address. Exclusively using a tablet or phone may prevent you from successfully completing a course. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page:

Course Details

4 Units
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory (72 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


E S 70 (may be taken concurrently) and E S 79 (may be taken concurrently) .
EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273.
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