- 11/18/2017: The solutions of Homework 6 and 7 are uploaded.
- 11/18/2017: Homework 7 is uploaded.
- 11/18/2017: Lectures 16, and 17 are uploaded.
- 11/17/2017: Homework 6 is uploaded.
- 11/15/2017: Midterm 2 will be conducted on Monday, December 4. You are allowed to bring 3 double-sided cheat sheets on A4-size papers and a simple calculator. The exact location and the time of Midterm 2 will be announced in the upcoming days.
- 11/10/2017: The solutions of the Homework 5 is uploaded.
- 11/07/2017: Homework 5 is uploaded, the solutions will be released on Friday, November 10, 2017, and Quiz 5 will be given on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 during class.

**The quiz is based on the following material: Lecture 10, Lecture 11, Chapter 7 (Sections 7.8 and 7.9) and Appendix A from the textbook, and the problems in Homework 5.** - 11/07/2017:Lecture 15 is uploaded.
- 11/01/2017: We will have an excursion to the University of Illinois Solar Farm on November 9, 2017. We will meet at 10 a.m. on the point indicated on this map. If you want to drive to the solar farm, you can drive through the meeting point indicated on this map, and park your car at the parking lot near this entrance.
- 10/27/2017: Lecture 2 is updated.
- 10/26/2017: The revised solution of Quiz 1 is uploaded.
- 10/26/2017: The solutions of Quiz 2, and 3 are uploaded.
- 10/26/2017: Lecture 13, and 14 are uploaded.

**Midterm 1:**

Midterm 1 will be conducted on** October 31, 2017** in the room **ECEB 1013**, it will start at **7 p.m.**

For Midterm 1, you are responsible for **all the materials** covered in:

- Lectures 1-11.
- Homework 1-4.

Moreover, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 7 in the textbook cover **some** of the materials in Lectures 1-11 and Homework 1-4.

You are allowed to bring 3 A4-size cheat sheets and a simple calculator to the midterm. You can use both sides of the cheat sheets, and cheat sheets can be typed.

- 10/16/2017: Lecture 12 is uploaded.
- 10/16/2017: The solutions of the Homework 4 is uploaded.
- 10/15/2017: Homework 4 is uploaded, the solutions will be released on Monday, October 16, 2017, and Quiz 3 will be given on Thursday, October 19, 2017 during class.

**Quiz 4 is based on the following material: Lecture 9, Chapter 7 (Sections 7.5, 7.6, 7.7.1, 7.7.2 and 7.8) from the textbook and the problems in Homework 4.** - 10/09/2017: The solutions of the Homework 3 is uploaded.
- 10/09/2017: Lectures 10 and 11 are uploaded.
- 10/07/2017: Homework 3 is uploaded, the solutions will be released on Monday, October 9, 2017, and Quiz 3 will be given on Thursday, October 12, 2017 during class.

**Quiz 3 is based on the following material: Lecture 7, Lecture 8, and the problems in Homework 3.** - 10/05/2017: Lectures 9 is uploaded.
- 10/02/2017: The solutions of the Homework 2 is uploaded.
- 09/29/2017: Homework 2 is uploaded, the solutions will be released on Monday, October 2, 2017, and Quiz 2 will be given on Thursday, October 5, 2017 during class.

**Quiz 2 is based on the following material: Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5, Lecture 6, Chapter 7 (Sections 7.1 – 7.5.1) from the textbook, and the problems in Homework 2.** - 09/29/2017: The solution of the Quiz 1 is uploaded.
- 09/29/2017: Lectures 7 and 8 are uploaded.
- 09/24/2017: Lecture 4 is updated.
- 09/22/2017: The solutions of the Homework 1 is uploaded.
- 09/19/2017: Lecture 6 is uploaded.
- 09/18/2017: Lectures 3, 4, and 5 are uploaded.
- 09/18/2017: Homework 1 is uploaded, it is due Thursday, September 21. Quiz 1 will be given on Tuesday, September 26, in class.

**Suggested study materials for the quiz:**Lecture delivered by Prof. Sauer, Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Chapter 1 (1.1 through 1.4) and Chapter 3 (3.1 through 3.5) from the textbook. - 09/08/2017: Lecture 2 is uploaded.
- 09/06/2017: Below is the list of books that are put on reserve in the library for ECE 333:

- Contemporary engineering economics / Chan S. Park, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University.
- Distributed generation / N. Jenkins, J.B. Ekanayake and G. Strbac.
- Energy and economic theory / Ferdinand E. Banks, Uppsala University, Sweden.
- Engineering economy / William G. Sullivan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ; Elin M. Wicks, Wicks and Associates, L.L.P. ; C. Patrick Koelling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
- Power Conversion and Control of Wind Energy Systems [online electronic resource]
- Renewable and efficient electric power systems / Gilbert M. Masters.
- Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems [online electronic resource]
- Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future / edited by Godfrey Boyle.

- 09/03/2017: Lecture 1 is uploaded.