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Renewable Energy, Short Course

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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? With this Renewable Energy programme at The Open University UK you’ll explore these questions by systematically reviewing the eight main renewable energy technologies. 

About

This Renewable Energy programme at The Open University UK explores each of the principal renewable energy sources in turn. Each technology is examined in terms of the relevant physical principles; the main technologies involved; their costs and environmental impact; the size of the potential renewable resource; and their future prospects.

Renewable energy is the core teaching text for this module, along with a specially designed set of online activities to help you apply the knowledge to practical examples in the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

    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:

    • An introduction to renewable energy in the context of our primary energy needs
    • Solar thermal energy
    • Solar photovoltaics
    • Bioenergy
    • Hydroelectricity
    • Tidal power
    • Wind energy
    • Wave energy
    • Geothermal energy
    • Integrating renewable energy into energy systems

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Academic Requirements

    • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from studies at OU levels 1 and 2. 
    • They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject. 

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