What does a sustainable energy system look like? How might renewable energy provide a much greater proportion of our energy needs in the coming decades? Which technologies and designs for the various renewable energy sources will we rely on to help us decarbonise our energy systems and maintain a secure supply of affordable electricity and heat? In this module you’ll explore these questions by systematically reviewing the eight main renewable energy technologies.
With the help of study guides, you will develop your ability to practically apply this knowledge – especially for solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and wind.Modules count towards OU qualifications
OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.
You will work through a series of online study guides that use material from the book, together with additional online resources, exercises and activities to cover the following topics:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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