Courses can be taken to achieve a variety of purposes: They can serve as remedial or foundational classes, they might be taken to gain valuable skills, or they could be chosen simply to pursue an interest.
Topics of renewable energy courses include wind power, photovoltaics, solar and thermal energy, and grid integration. This knowledge can be an asset for professionals who are called on to evaluate the suitability of various sustainable energy options.
Online Course in Renewable Energy
This online programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case for how renewable energies represent both an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity. [+]
Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increases social equity and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Development is not possible without energy and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.
This online programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case for how renewable energies represent both an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity.
The programme supports the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL), which aims to provide universal access to modern energy services, and double the worldwide rate of improvement in energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. Energy underpins all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which this course is also closely aligned with.... [-]
Find out how smart grids and big data can help citizens, companies, and cities understand energy use and reduce carbon footprint. [+]
This online course provides a technological and behavioral framework to help citizens, companies, and cities to reduce their carbon footprint.
You’ll look at energy production models and use basic tools to integrate yourself into the energy production cycle. You’ll find out how smart grids work, at both a small and large scale. And you’ll collect big data from smart grids and analyze it to understand energy consumption.
Finally, you’ll look at how you can lobby public institutions, to boost energy innovation and sustainability, in both urban and rural environments.What topics will you cover? The power and energy transition impact in the world economy How smart grids will enhance the era of information What is a smart city and how can we make cities smarter Smarts citizens: new forms of mobility and energy consumption and production New business models for smart cities What will you achieve? ... [-]
In recent decades there’s been increasing global concern about the sustainability of our use of fossil fuels and nuclear power, which has led to increased interest in more sustainable renewable energy sources. [+]
In recent decades there’s been increasing global concern about the sustainability of our use of fossil fuels and nuclear power, which has led to increased interest in more sustainable renewable energy sources.
These ‘renewables’ have been utilised for centuries, in water mills, windmills and wood stoves, but in recent years we’ve developed the technology to utilise these natural power sources on a much larger scale.
During this free online course, we’ll study renewable energy using the four Greek elements as our weekly themes:Earth – here we introduce the Earth’s renewable energy sources, most of which are derived from power delivered by the Sun. Air – here we look at wind power. Fire – here we focus on the direct power of the Sun. Water – here we look at hydropower. ... [-]