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Price: $(USD) 277
Course Level
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On-Demand Self-Study Course
Professional Development Credit Hours
There is no pre-requisite for this course.


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Overview of the Renewables Industry (ON-DEMAND) - ORI

Course Summary

When you see the words renewable energy industry, you probably immediately think of solar and wind power. These technologies will be the main focus of the course, but we will also review the potential for renewable energy from other sources including bioenergy, geothermal, and ocean energy.

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Course Content

You will learn to:
  • Recognize what defines renewable energy and identify the available sources of renewable energy
  • Distinguish between the main technologies used to capture solar energy and point out some important issues around land use and capacity factor of solar photovoltaic power
  • Recognize how a wind turbine works, and how wind farms are constructed
  • Identify other sources of renewable energy, including hydropower, geothermal and ocean energy
  • Point out some of the challenges of using variable or intermittent renewable energy, and identify potential solutions including interconnections, complementary generation, and energy storage
  • Identify the countries or regions with the largest renewable energy capacity and recognize how rapidly different types of renewable generation are expanding
  • Point out the main types of participant in the renewable energy industry and recognize some key company names
  • Recognize key terms in renewable energy economics, and distinguish between common commercial contractual arrangements and government incentive schemes
  • Identify the key role that renewable energy will play in the global decarbonization of energy production and use between now and 2050

Practice exercises and self-assessment quizzes are included to help reinforce key topics introduced throughout the course.

A comprehensive final test will be given at the end of the course.

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