EME 810
Solar Resource Assessment and Economics

10.8. Summary and Final Tasks



Lessons 8, 9, and 10 addressed the Goal of Solar Design by helping the client to manage risk in the given locale. We addressed managing risk by looking at uncertainties that are encompassed in the long, generational term time horizons, and by considering societal and environmental impacts of a design. In Lesson 10, you were dealing with broader impacts and motivations driving solar energy project development. By now, you should be familiar with:

  • describing the manner in which sustainability ethics can be included in project design as a motivating factor;
  • describing the four main classes of goods and services that are supplied by ecosystems: called ecosystems services;
  • applying the concept of ecosystems services to renewable energy projects in rural and urban scenarios;
  • the context of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Great work on this lesson, which ties the project design to sustainability consideration in a broader sense!

This is the end of our formal lesson content for the course! We will now spend the rest of the semester developing and presenting our design proposals that synthesize the learning over the last few months. Best of luck to you on that important task!


Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 10 Learning Outcomes page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 11.