Course in Renewable Energy

Top Course Studies in Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Eventually the world’s reserves of oil are going to run out. In order to maintain the modern standard of living, alternative sources of energy need to be developed. Those who have taken a course in renewable energy can be prepared to face this looming crisis.

What is a course in renewable energy? It is a class popular with many engineering, business and science students. These courses discuss the technical, economic and social difficulties emerging energy technologies face. Alternative methods for extracting energy from the sun, wind, tides and currents are usually studied in depth. Other topics may include the impact of energy production on the environment, ethical standards and sustainable practices. Students can also learn about the market for energy and the legal challenges faced by the industry.

A study of renewable energy may reinforce existing mathematical and analytical reasoning abilities. These classes often emphasize an interdisciplinary approach that improves the understanding of physics, chemistry and environmental sciences. Students may develop an appreciation for the business aspect of the energy industry. They’re usually able to assess the market viability of new technologies and the impact they can have on consumer behavior.  

Fee and tuition costs vary by institution. Those interested in learning more should contact the admissions departments of colleges and universities under consideration for specific details.

Usually, graduates are qualified for a number of jobs in the emerging renewable energy industry. Those with an engineering background can find work developing new technologies with manufacturing firms. Business professionals may become green analysts, consultants and managers. Some specialists focus on advising investors on the trade values of energy credits and stock prices for green energy producing firms. Other careers are available as renewable energy technicians, marketing professionals, sales experts, and operators.

Some students may prefer traditional campus classes, but others might find quality coursework available online. International students and working professionals often benefit from the flexibility of distance learning options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course - Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Avans University of Applied Sciences - Undergraduate programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Breda

Issues like global warming, pollution and cradle to cradle interest you. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional [+]

Course - Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Issues like global warming, pollution and cradle to cradle interest you. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional.

The local authority in a city wants to be CO2 neutral by 2040. You are part of a consultancy team. You find ways to reduce the energy consumption and utilise suitable sustainable energy sources. You research the availability of solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, wind power and biomass. Your solution is financially viable and accepted by both industry and the public. You take into consideration future developments, techniques and policies.... [-]


Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development Online Course

Gaia Education
Online Full time Part time 8 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Forres + 1 more

“Sustainable energy — energy that is accessible, cleaner and more efficient—powers opportunity. It grows economies. It lights up homes, schools and hospitals. It empowers women and local communities. And it paves a path out of poverty to greater prosperity for all.” UN Sustainable Energy for All [+]

“Sustainable energy — energy that is accessible, cleaner and more efficient—powers opportunity. It grows economies. It lights up homes, schools and hospitals. It empowers women and local communities. And it paves a path out of poverty to greater prosperity for all.” UN Sustainable Energy for All Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased 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 on how renewable energies represent at the same time 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; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers, energy/sustainable development officers and other personnel to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods. Through a discussion of key benefits and suitability for a range of applications, together with extensive case studies, the programme aims to provide an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options for the development and offer insights into the management of renewable energy projects, from small scale, through to major projects. Course Objectives This course offered in collaboration with Strathclyde University and UNITAR, aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers, energy/sustainable development officers and other personnel to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods. It provides an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options and offers insights into the management of renewable energy projects, from small scale, through to major projects. By the end of the course the participant will be able to: Determine how renewable energy technologies can help to drive sustainable development Discuss the role that energy plays in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals Explain the benefits and drawbacks associated with a range of sustainable technologies and how they may be integrated Apply basic principles to determine the most appropriate renewable energy strategy in a given situation Compare and assess different business models and their suitability for different energy solutions Identify and use tools to overcome barriers achieving sustainable energy goals Share best practices of their communities Course Content Module 1 The Role of Energy in Society: A Global Perspective The importance of energy to society and to achieving development goals. We will discuss some of the ways in which energy underpins health, food production, education and economic growth. We will then go on to explore some global issues affecting access to and use of energy, including climate change, resource scarcity and increasing demand, all of which are of critical importance to developing countries. Finally, we define what we mean by sustainable energy and describe a set of principles on which a sustainable energy future could be built. Module 2 Selecting a Sustainable Energy Solution Detailed introduction to what we mean by sustainable energy solutions and some of the key technologies that are relevant on the demand side and the supply side. You will be presented with a step-by-step methodology for selecting the most suitable sustainable energy solution for a given situation, encompassing resource mapping, geographical assessment, infrastructure audit and application market maturity. Module 3 Elements of a Sustainable Energy Solution Description of the main elements that comprise a renewable energy system including generation, conversion, storage and distribution. The technical considerations and constraints will be discussed and the implications for the use of renewables for different applications explored. The principle the benefits of interconnecting points of production with points of consumption are also discussed and the appropriateness of distributed or off-grid solutions is compared with network-based solutions. Strategies for developing local, regional and national level networks are discussed and the advantages of doing so investigated. Technologies that can be used to enable networks in the often challenging environments found in developing countries are highlighted. Modules 4 to 7 will follow a similar pattern to one another. Each will provide a basic overview of the principles underlying a particular technology before going on to discuss some of the specific features and considerations that might be relevant in terms of technology selection. It will discuss applications for which the technology might be suited, with reference to the four major axes of development described in Module 1, namely food production, education, health and economic growth. The modules will draw extensively on case studies from developing countries and will make clear reference to the SE4All Sectoral Action Areas. Module 4 Solar Energy and its Applications Technologies: solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrating solar and solar thermal. Module 5 Bioenergy: Health and Environment Module 6 Wind: Small and Large Technologies Technologies: small wind, large wind Module 7 Marine and Hydro Technologies Technologies: Wave, tidal, small hydro and large hydro Module 8 The Role of the Public and Private Sectors in Ensuring the Development of Low Carbon Energy Solutions The range of policy measures that may be adopted by governments in order to encourage investment in energy and to stimulate the transition towards sustainable solutions is discussed in module 8. The potential for combining private enterprise and entrepreneurship with government action in order to achieve energy development goals is investigated and the opportunities for exploiting expertise and competitive advantage in sustainable energy to aid economic growth discussed. In addition, appropriate business models that might be employed and encouraged are discussed making reference to examples already presented in Modules 4 – 7. The role of private sector investment is discussed and the ways in which this might be supplemented by public sector measures outlined. Reference will be made to the Enabling Action Areas identified by SE4All. Methodology Learning activities are based on UNITAR's sound adult learning pedagogical principles. They are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner: learning materials can indeed be consulted in a non-linear way so as to provide participants with a high degree of flexibility in choosing the learning pace that is the most adequate to them. Thus, participants are responsible for their own learning throughout the course. Recognised experts from the University of Strathclyde, a world leader in renewable energy, moderate the course. Each module aims to deepen the participant's skills and understanding as well as provide them with the opportunity to network and dialogue with other participants, sharing country specific experiences and good practice in sustainability issues. Learning materials include the following elements: Basic reading materials (compulsory) intended to understand the basic concepts and principles of modules' subject matter; Advanced reading materials (optional) for participants willing to learn more about the topic; External links to relevant publications, reports and websites; Glossaries of terms and of acronyms as supportive learning tools; A community discussion board (forum) will allow participants to discuss topics initiated by the course moderator and to post questions, comments or new discussions. Learning Time The learning time is estimated to be about 5 hours per week. This includes study time (about 3 hours/week) and participation in collaborative activities (about 2 hours/week). Time dedicated to assessment activities is not taken into account in this estimation. Course Completion & Certification Successful completion of the course requires participants to achieve a minimum total score of 70% and entitles to a certificate of completion. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who took all the exercises but achieved a score inferior to 70%. Assessment Activities The assessment activities are organised as follows: 8 mandatory quizzes which aim at evaluating participants' comprehension of the course content. The 8 tests altogether account for 50% of the final grade. A case study where participants can apply their knowledge practically. The basis of the case study scenario takes as a basis the creation of a draft sustainable energy plan focused on participants' region/country. The case study accounts for 50% of the final grade. Target Audience The course is open to those in the business, non-profit, public and academic sectors who wish to install renewable energy systems in both urban and rural settings or make their contribution to reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency and use of sustainable energy sources. The course aims to provide delegates with a high level understanding of the key issues as well as sufficient technical insights to allow them to make informed decisions about technology choices. Sustainable Development Officers Energy Officers Strategic Managers of Planning and Environmental Services Community Planning Officers Local Authority representatives Policymakers and Regulators Development Officers Social and Economic Development Officers Entrepreneurs and private sector players who want to assess opportunities, develop strategies Technical Requirements UNITAR recommends the following hardware and software to take our E-Learning courses: Platform: Windows XP sp3, Vista sp2, Windows 7 sp1, MacOS X Hardware: 2 GB of RAM and higher for Vista and Windows 7 Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader (downloadable for free at adobe.com) Browser: Internet Explorer 10, Chrome; Safari (please note that it is recommended to update your web browser before taking this course) Internet connection: 128kbps and higher Note: JavaScript, pop-ups & cookies must be enabled More information The programme commences on the 12th of September for a duration of 8 weeks. It will equip the participant with the understanding and abilities to become more confident within this crucial field. The course fee is £350. [-]

Course in Solar Photovoltaic (US)

European Energy Centre (EEC)
Campus or Online Full time 2 days October 2017 USA District of Columbia

For technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment. [+]

Best Course Studies in Renewable Energy 2017. Two-day course (Basic + Advanced) This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial, visit: http://academy-eec.co.uk WHO IS IT FOR Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment. Design engineers. Architects. LOCATION The George Washington University WHEN 15th - 16th October 2015, The George Washington University COURSE CONTENT: Composition of the light. Photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic cells. Materials. Daily/ annual energy. Positioning of the modules. Photovoltaic Energy. Photovoltaic Illumination. Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation. The electric load. Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions. Maintenance and reliability. Practical solutions. Typologies and modality of installation. Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure. Payback time. Economical perspectives. Certificate of Participation provided. Qualification: Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays PRICE: 411 USD Course + Certificate of Participation or 496 USD Course + Certificate of Participation + Exam for Certificate [-]

Course in Renewable Energy Management and Finance

European Energy Centre (EEC)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 days November 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Understanding policies and finances - fast track to a renewable energy consultancy job. [+]

Two-day course This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial WHO IS IT FOR: Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology. Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector. LOCATION: University of London WHEN: 19th - 20th November 2015, University of London OR Start the course today: Distance Learning with live tutorial and online remote exam. COURSE CONTENT: Course Introduction Introduction to Renewable Energy Finance Feed-In Tariff Project Finance calculations 1 Basic technical calculations – energy, economics, emissions EIA and LCA reports Project Finance calculations 2 Government policy and support schemes – UN, EU, UK Project Finance examples Practical international case studies Certificate of Participation provided. EARLY BIRD FUNDED PRICE: £642 £395 (£474 incl. VAT) Course + Certificate of Participation + Exam for Galileo Master Certificate (a saving of £168) [-]

Course in Solar Photovoltaic (UK)

European Energy Centre (EEC)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 days December 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Become a Solar Energy Expert Consultant. Two-day course (Basic + Advanced). [+]

Best Course Studies in Renewable Energy 2017. Two-day course (Basic + Advanced) This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial. WHO IS IT FOR Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment. Design engineers. Architects. LOCATION University of London WHEN 3rd - 4th December 2015, at University of London OR Start the course today: Distance Learning with live tutorial and online remote exam COURSE CONTENT: Composition of the light. Photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic cells. Materials. Daily/ annual energy. Positioning of the modules. Photovoltaic Energy. Photovoltaic Illumination. Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation. The electric load. Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions. Maintenance and reliability. Practical solutions. Typologies and modality of installation. Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure. Payback time. Economical perspectives. Certificate of Participation provided. Qualification: Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays EARLY BIRD FUNDED PRICE: £594 £315 (£378 inc VAT) Course + Certificate of Participation + Exam for Qualification (a saving of £216) [-]

Financiacion e Inversión en Proyectos de Energías Renovables

IEB - Instituto De Estudios Bursátiles
Campus Full time 66 hours September 2017 Spain Madrid

El Programa Avanzado de Especialización en Financiación e Inversión en Proyectos de Energías Renovables es presencial y se imparte en Madrid. Tiene un precio de 2.500 euros.

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Programa Avanzado de Especializacion en Financiacion e Inversion en Proyectos de Energias Renovables

El Programa Avanzado de Especialización en Financiación e Inversión en Proyectos de Energías Renovables es presencial y se imparte en Madrid. Tiene un precio de 2.500 euros.



INTRODUCCIÓN DEL PROGRAMA AVANZADO DE ESPECIALIZACIÓN EN FINANCIACIÓN E INVERSIÓN EN PROYECTOS DE ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES



En el presente programa, se detallan los contenidos, divididos por materias, del sector de energías renovables, abarcando la cogeneración, así como la energía solar, la eólica, la hidroeléctrica, la procedente de biomasa, etc…



En el primer módulo, veremos una introducción al sector de las energías renovables y estudiaremos las características de las principales energías renovables utilizadas. 
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