Full course description
Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world’s growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is segment one of a two segment course. If you are taking this for your online course requirement, you must complete BOTH segments to meet the requirement. Please sign up for segment two AFTER you complete segment one.
Segment 1 Units (This Course)
- Unit 1: Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies
- Unit 2: Climate Change & Energy Policies
- Unit 3: The Electric Power System & Fossil Fuels
- Unit 4: Nuclear Power
Segment 2 Units (Sign Up for This Segment After Completing Segment 1)
- Unit 5: Solar Energy
- Unit 6: Wind Energy
- Unit 7: Biomass & Biofuels
- Unit 8: Geothermal & Hydroelectric Energy