RET 102 surveys the different types of technologies used in creating and harnessing renewable energy; topics include biodiesel, wind, solar cells, fuel cells, ocean wave, geothermal, hydrogen, and electric vehicles. We will discuss the impact of social, political, and economic issues on technology development and siting and evaluate the pros and cons of each type. Students will also learn about the power grid and how power is generated and sold back to local utilities. No prerequisites are required.