Free Renewable Energy Technology Course From Open University

Free Renewable Energy Technology Course From Open University
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I found another online free solar energy training course that may interest you. It is a 4 week course from Open University that will introduce you to renewable energy technologies and there is a certificate available at the end, but you will need to pay for it. You can decide if it has been worthwhile. Shoot me an email or comment to give your opinion.

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:

  1. Earth – here we introduce the Earth’s renewable energy sources, most of which are derived from power delivered by the Sun.
  2. Air – here we look at wind power.
  3. Fire – here we focus on the direct power of the Sun.
  4. Water – here we look at hydropower.

When you’ve completed this course you should have an improved understanding of how some key renewable energy technologies work and the contribution they might make to world needs.

All Open University Science MOOCs presented on FutureLearn are produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.

This course is intended for those with an interest in renewable energies, climate change and sustainable energy technology, and does not require any previous experience of studying the subject.

Here is the link to register.

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