Best Free Renewable Energy Courses

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Renewable Energy and Solar Photovoltaics (PV) for Beginners

Learn about different types of Renewable Energy and understand the basics of Solar Energy and Photovoltaics.

Created by Biswarup Sahu - Instructor

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Students: 1209, Price: Free

As the world is developing at the same time the need for energy is also increasing. Fossil-Fuels are one topmost source by which we are generating energy for our needs. As a result, global warming is also increasing. So we found an important way by which we can deal with high demands of energy as well as we can keep our atmosphere clean. Renewable energy is the best form of energy that we can use to reduce global warming as well as carbon footprint.

In this course, you will learn about Renewable Energy as well as you will be getting a good overview of Solar Energy and Photovoltaics.

Topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy

  • Types of Renewable Energy

  • Photovoltaics (PV)

  • Solar Cells and Solar Panels

  • Components used to design a PV system

  • On-Grid and Off-Grid System

What you will Learn?

At the end of this course,

  • You can distinguish between different types of Renewable Energy resources.

  • You can understand the working of a PV cell

  • You can distinguish between different types of PV cells and modules

  • You can determine different types of components used for PV system designing

  • You can distinguish between On-Grid and Off-Grid System

  • You will  be ready to select the components required for PV System Designing

Who is this course for?

  • Students who want to get a basic knowledge of Renewable Energy especially Solar Energy.

  • Students who want to get in the field of Solar Energy.

  • Students who have a  passion for Renewable Energy.

  • Students who want to start their carrier on Renewable Energy

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for this course because this course is for complete beginners.

  • A basic understanding of the electrical circuit will help but there is no problem because everything will be taught.

Renewable Energy Sources

This course will give information about Green Energy.

Created by Rakesh Yeole - Lecturer at K K Wagh Polytechnic

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Students: 598, Price: Free

This is which focuses on renewable energy sources. Ideal for those seeking to get involved in Environmental Studies. Renewable energy is useful energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, including carbon neutral sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. In this course we will talk about the various renewable energy sources that are helpful for the environment protection as well as helpful to reduce environmental pollution caused by non renewable energy sources.

Renewable energy provides reliable power supplies and fuel diversification, which enhance energy security, lower risk of fuel spills, and reduce the need for imported fuels. Renewable energy also helps conserve the nation's natural resources.

Clean energy has far more to recommend it than just being "green." The growing sector creates jobs, makes electric grids more resilient, expands energy access in developing countries, and helps lower energy bills. All of those factors have contributed to a renewable energy renaissance in recent years, with wind and solar setting new records for electricity generation.

For the past 150 years or so, humans have relied heavily on coal, oil, and other fossil fuels to power everything from light bulbs to cars to factories. Fossil fuels are embedded in nearly everything we do, and as a result, the greenhouse gases released from the burning of those fuels have reached historically high levels.

As greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere that would otherwise escape into space, average temperatures on the surface are rising. Global warming is one symptom of climate change, the term scientists now prefer to describe the complex shifts affecting our planet’s weather and climate systems. Climate change encompasses not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts.

Energy Generation and Conservation

Renewable Energy and Non Renewable Energy Sources

Created by Maboodurrahman Ansari - Assistant Professor at K.K. Wagh College of Food Technology

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Students: 354, Price: Free

The Course will be brief knowledge of all concepts regarding Energy Generation and conservation in simplified way. Energy conservation refers to the efforts made to reduce the consumption of energy. The energy on Earth is not in unlimited supply. Furthermore, energy can take plenty of time to regenerate. This certainly makes it essential to conserve energy. Most noteworthy, energy conservation is achievable either by using energy more efficiently or by reducing the amount of service usage. Energy conservation will reduce the expenses related to fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are very expensive to mine. Therefore, consumers are required to pay higher prices for goods and services. Energy conservation would certainly reduce the amount of fossil fuel being mined.Basic concepts: systems, processes, cycles, energy, The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics Ideal gases: Equation of state, Compression and expansion of gases, The first Law of Thermodynamics: Internal energy, enthalpy Renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biogas and their utilization in food processing, Related equipment and machineries to renewable energy sources, Fuels : Chemical properties, air for combustion, Calorific value and its determination, Properties of steam: Wet, dry saturated, superheated steam Steam generators: Fire tube boilers, Water tube boilers Boiler mountings and Boiler accessories, Measurement of Height of boiler chimney, Condensers; Layout of pipe-line and expansion joints, Air Compressors: Reciprocating, Single and two stage air compressors