Micro-Renewable energy for Beginners
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Micro-Renewable energy for Beginners

Learn to Understand how Solar Power, Heat Pumps, Wind Power, Micro-Hydro-Power and off-grid energy works
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Created by John Clarkson
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Assess the viability of each type of micro-renewable energy
  • Calculate a particular products output or understand how it is done
  • Optimise the deployment of micro-renewable energy technology
  • Give yourself a chance to complete the advanced course which involves the financial aspects of micro-renewable energy
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Requirements
  • Very basic maths skills like using simple formulas
Description

Unique Course

This is the first ever Micro-renewable energy course of its kind. It has been developed for 17 years, tested on many students live before being produced into video slides with a professional course presenter.

What will I learn about?

By the end of this course you will understand how each of the technologies work, how to calculate their outputs, and how to optimise their deployment. Once completed you will be able to:

  • Assess the viability of a particular type of micro-renewable energy
  • Calculate the energy output where possible
  • Optimise its deployment
  • By taking the advanced level course you will also be able to financially analyse its benefits.


Who is this course for?


Anyone who is interested in small scale renewable energy technology.

Take this course if for your career, or to get involved in planning to invest in micro-renewable energy.

We planned this course particularly to encourage government, community and business leaders to understand how micro-renewable energy works and thus deploy them to reduce energy costs in their communities or workplaces.

Why micro-renewable energy and not all sizes of renewable energy?

Micro-renewable energy unlike large scale conventional or renewable energy power plants are cheaper and have less impact on the environment than larger scale projects. We strongly believe that individuals, influential people in business, community leaders, local politicians, and others keen to reduce their dependency on large scale national energy companies would benefit from taking this course.

Pre-requisites

All you need to be able to learn this course is to understand English and be able to do simple sums and use very basic formulas. If you can multiply and use the internet you can completely this course.

How is the course taught?

This course presented in short videos by professional course presenter Tatjana Anders. Each video provides a step by step guide using video and slide to explain how each technology works and how their outputs are calculated.

Why don't you also cover biomass?

Biomass heating is not covered in this course because we believe it has a limited future market because it is increasingly difficult for elderly people to use. We want people across the world to understand clean, renewable resources that do not lead to air pollution. Biomass may be allegedly zero-carbon, but they are highly polluting and have a detrimental impact on air quality.

The next courses

The advanced course will cover the financial aspects of micro-renewable energy, firstly from large scale perspective, then to an individual or community scale. This course will teach you the formulas you can use to accurately predict the payback times and profits involved in investing in micro-renewable energy technologies.

We are also planning two more courses looking at the future of renewable energy and sustainable development.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals, students, community leaders, business leaders, housing officers, politicians
  • Anyone interested in micro-renewable energy
  • People looking for a job in the small scale renewable energy or energy sector
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:53:29
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Introduction & Unit 1 - Solar Power
2 Lectures 22:28

Short review to introduce the course.

Preview 02:36

A brief introduction to the course, and then straight into Solar PV and Solar Thermal power.

Unit 1 - Introduction & Solar Power
19:52

This is a quick quiz to test your basic knowledge

Introduction & Unit 1 - Solar Power
12 questions
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Unit 2 - Heat Pumps
1 Lecture 15:01

Here we look at domestic ground, water and air source heat pumps. We teach you about things like Coefficient of Performance. By the end of this course you will understand how they work and be able to perform some basic calculations.

Preview 15:01

Quick Quiz to test your knowledge of heat pumps

Unit 2 - Heat Pumps
11 questions
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Unit 3 - Wind Power
1 Lecture 19:56

Wind power is a major driver in the energy industry. Here you will learn how wind turbines work and how to calculate their outputs.

Unit 3 - Wind Power
19:56

Wind Power

Unit 3 - Wind Power
14 questions
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Unit 4 - Micro-Hydro Power
2 Lectures 22:41

This lecture is in two parts. Here you will understand head and flow, and how to mathematically assess power and power output.

Unit 4 - Micro-Hydro Power Part 1
12:39

Unit 4 - Micro-Hydro Power Part 2
10:02

Micro-Hydro Power

Unit 4 - Micro-Hydro Power
8 questions
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Unit 5 - 'Power' Storage
2 Lectures 33:23

This lecture is in two parts. Here you will learn about battery banks: how they work and how to size them up.

Unit 5 - Power Storage
16:35

This lecture is in two parts. This is part 2. Here you will learn about battery banks: how they work and how to size them up.

Unit 5 - Power Storage - Part 2
16:48

Power Storage

Unit 5 - Power Storage
10 questions
About the Instructor
John Clarkson
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5 Students
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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.