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Introduction to Renewable Energy - FREE Online Course

Course ID: RE100Status: Open
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Online
Tuition: $0
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Category: Solar Training (Electric), Continuing Education Courses, International Rural Development, K-12 Professional Development, Micro Hydro Training

Course Description: Free Online Course!

Introduction to Renewable Energy (RE100) is an online course for those who wish to learn the basics of renewable energy - including where it is found, how we can harvest it for use in our homes, and how it can help ease pressures on the environment. You will not become an expert through this course, but you will get to know renewable energy in its many forms - helping you to decide whether solar, wind, or other technologies are right for you. 

Over 35,000 people from all over the world have taken the first version of the class since it was launched; the updated verison went live in October, 2014 and takes a fresh look at the latest trends and developments in the renewable energy industry.

This course is a great first step for a career-focused individual to understand the world of renewable energy possibilities, and also serves as an introduction to Solar Energy International’s Online Campus. It is made up of ten lessons, each containing a lecture-capture video presentation by an SEI instructor, readings, a quiz, and discussion forums. Your work will be saved as you go and you can return to it later for up to six weeks after you register.

Lessons Include:

   1. Why Renewable Energy?
   2. Conservation & Efficiency                                 
   3. Basics of Electricity
   4. Solar Thermal
   5. Solar Electricity
   6. Wind Power
   7. Micro-Hydro
   8. Other Renewable Energy Technologies
   9. Appropriate Technology for the Developing World
  10. Economics of Renewable Energy

Upon completion of the course - with good quiz grades - you will receive a printable SEI Record of Completion.

The development of this course was funded in part by the Putnam Foundation.


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