Renewable Energy: Essential Understanding for Development and Investment
This programme will enable you to master the fundamentals of the science and technology of renewables in accessible terms to understand the risks and rewards for your business.
Attend this highly interactive course to:
- Understand the differences between renewable and conventional sources of energy
- Review our needs of energy for electricity, heat, transportation, cooling, manufacture, communications and comfort
- Consider the wide range of current renewable supplies and developments
- Appreciate the growth of world applications and trade in renewables
- Know the key players in development and trade
- Recognise and assess local needs and opportunities
- Be aware of international-scale and national-scale policies to support renewable energy applications and products.
- Participate in group discussion and exercises to broaden your awareness of industry challenges from other attendees
- Gain confidence in knowing what is what and where for renewables
What is the programme about?
Applications of renewable energy (solar, biomass, wind etc) are increasing faster than of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Why is this? Which are appropriate? What are the limits? How can enterprise join in? Should we invest in renewables?
- Managers in business and utility services
- Regulators of standards, goods and trade
- Officials in national and local government
- Architects and Builders in domestic and business design
- Legal and administrative consultants
- Lecturers in energy supply and trade
- Writers in trade and general publications
- Energy sources
- Manufacture and trade
- Education and healthcare
- Quantified assessment of energy supplies and emissions in the world economy.
- Energy risks and security.
- The importance of energy efficiency
- Identification and quantification, types and terminology
- The ‘big three’ (solar, biomass, wind)
- The specials’ (particular biofuels, hydro, geothermal, ocean gradient, wave, tidal, ground sourced, wastes)
- Intensities and variations
- Geographical opportunities
- Variation by location and by time
- Particular needs as supplied by electricity, heating, cooling, fuels etc.
- Case studies: buildings, vehicles, grid electricity integration, microgeneration
- Overall statistics of installed capacities
- Growth rates
- Meteorological data
- Solar terminology
- Solar water heating,
- Selective surfaces
- Electricity from photovoltaics (PV)
- Electricity from concentrated solar power (CSP)
- Solar energy-conscious buildings
- Importance of glass and other materials
Global specific examples are reviewed through a group exercise
- How they work and the power expected
- Where applicable onshore and offshore
- Integration into a dispersed grid
- Variability and limits to integration
- Importance of efficiency of use and of smart technology
- Tidal range and current, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)
- Osmotic power
- Categories and sources
- Link with wastes
- Combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, anaerobic digestion, fermentation etc
- Global, national and local motivation
- Security of supply
- Grants, taxation relief, feed-in-tariffs, obligations, education, motivation
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Dates & Locations
This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.