Can renewable energy sources power the world?
Learn the basic principles of renewable energy systems and the crucial role of the Sun as the primary source. Gain knowledge of energy demand and supply in the UK and globally. Explore various renewable energy technologies and their characteristics. Understand the factors driving or hindering the adoption of renewable energies. Start your journey towards a sustainable future with this comprehensive course.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Understand at an introductory level the basic physical principles underlying the operation of renewable energy systems
Understand the key role of the Sun as the main source of renewable energy
Be aware of the essential characteristics of energy demand and supply in the UK and the world
Be aware of the principal renewable energy technologies and their main characteristics
Be aware of some of the factors that are working to promote the deployment of renewable energies and those acting to inhibit it.