Finance for Micro-Renewable Energy Professionals
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Finance for Micro-Renewable Energy Professionals

How to financially assess micro-renewable energy systems
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Created by John Clarkson
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • assess a micro-renewable energy project by comparing with other forms of investment
  • compare Capital Investments with long-term benefits and no liability
  • use better methods of using financial metrics to sell micro-renewable energy
  • understand why payback times don't work and why the industry needs to stop using them
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Requirements
  • Basic maths skills and spreadsheet formulas and functions. You will need Powerpoint or Pdf reader
  • e.g. you should be able to use EXCEL
  • e.g you will need to understand how to add percentage rate rises
Description

This course you should do the moment you complete the first course. This will teach you how to financially assess any form of micro-renewable energy using techniques derived from capital budgeting and investment. Typically these techniques are used in the stock market.

Using these techniques you will build upon the knowledge you gained from the first course. This will allow you to work out if a particular micro-renewable energy system is financially worthwhile, quickly and efficiently. You won't need to learn how to calculate payback times, which are a pointless metric that much of the industry still uses.

If you want get the full information on micro-renewable energy this is a definite follow up course you should do.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who wish to buy or sell micro-renewable energy, or anyone interested who has completed my Micro-Renewable Energy for Beginner's course.
  • e.g. salesmen, marketing people, community leaders, investors, managers, businessmen and individuals
  • People who have completed the first course: Micro-Renewable Energy for Beginners will benefit from this course immensely
  • Anyone who did the first course!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
5 Lectures 32:21

Course introduction video.

Preview 02:24

This is the main video you need to watch. This video will teach you everything you need to know to learn about how to use financial methods to help sell your micro-renewable energy. The next lectures are developments of this main video, where we finesse the knowledge gained here.

Finance for Micro-Renewable Energy Professionals
16:10

This set of questions will test your ability to understand financial terminology. Some of this is not included in the course and will require you to find out by using the internet. This will help you strengthen your research skills.

Quiz - Terminology and application
11 questions

This will teach you how to use your new found skills from the first lecture. 

Preview 06:26

Here you will learn how to use appropriate discount rates.

Preview 03:52

This lecture intentionally is in video format but with no voice over, only music in the background. You should use these methods to determine appropriate energy price rate rises when forecasting future energy savings made by your micro-renewable energy.

Preview 03:29
About the Instructor
John Clarkson
3.8 Average rating
3 Reviews
16 Students
2 Courses
Sustainable Development Scientist

Highly experienced tutor with many years of delivering quality training sessions in-house and externally to people interested in energy efficiency and small scale renewable energy. I am the Founder of Perimetr Data Consultants, but recently have been doing more work as an independent Energy Consultant for a major PV company.

Work History


Professionally qualified trainer delivering energy efficiency and small scale renewable courses to businesses including:-

Enact Energy Renewables Ltd (2000 - 2013)
British Gas plc (2014 - 2015)
Ocean Housing Ltd (2015 - 2016)
Perimetr Data Consultants (2016 - 2017)
Consultant for Wattstor (2016-17)
Founder of Perimetr Films (2017)

Qualifications

MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Development, De Montfort University
BA(Hons) History, Open University
CIEH Personal Trainer Certificate

Developer

Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Roof Wind Pressure, Wind Power, Heat Pump, Pico- / Micro-Hydro, and Twitter Data Analysis software.