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
48770 ES 51A 50Z ······· TBA-TBA Massimo Maniaci ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-05-06 to 2024-06-28.
E S -051A.-50Z: This is an online 8 week class, beginning on May 6, 2024 that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 3
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 3
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D272. and ESL D273., or ESL D472. and ESL D473., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
E S D070. (may be taken concurrently) and E S D079. (may be taken concurrently)
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