Introduction to Renewable Energy – C8147

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Course Overview

Introduction to Renewable Energy: Solutions to Moving away from Traditional Fossil Fuel Technologies.

An overview of current renewable technologies and the importance of moving away from fossil fuel based technologies. A look into basic technology operation and use, installation and planning, legal and financial considerations, barriers and challenges to moving away from traditional energy solutions.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

1. What are renewable and fossil fuel energies and associated impacts.
2. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technology. Basic concept of technology.
3. Wind energy technology. Basic concept of technology.
4. Hydro Electric technology. Basic concept of technology.
5. Source heat pumps (Ground, water air). Basic concept of technology.
6. Biomass and Anaerobic digestion. Basic concept of technology.
7. Passive Haus technology and autonomous structures

Entry Requirements


How you will be assessed

Short online informal assessment and awarded CPD certification

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

1. Students looking for a more specific career within the sustainability and Environmental sector.
2. Those who have taken on sustainable and environmental responsibilities within their own organisation.
3. Those who would like to better understand requirements for their own organisation, Managers, Leaders or other positions of employment.
4. Individuals who have specific interest in the sustainable and environmental subjects.
5. Opportunity to study further within sector or relevant industries at HE level.

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