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Renewable Energy Course: Independent Power

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7 STUDENTS

Are you an engineering, maths, or science graduate? Develop your engineering skills online and learn how to power your home independently through renewable energy sources, with the Renewable Energy Course: Independent Power course. This course training course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of renewable power systems, including wind and solar energy. 

Through practical exercises and audio-visual instruction, you will learn how photovoltaics work, how PV panels generate energy from the sun and the key principles of electrical power engineering. This course is ideal for those who are taking their first steps towards a career in electrical engineering and want to develop their understanding of the workings of independent power systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to power your home independently and design a renewable power system
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how solar and wind energy is harnessed and generated
  • Broaden your general electrical knowledge and learn key electrical terms
  • Understand how PV panels work and how to choose a solar panel for your system
  • Gain an understanding of how photovoltaics work and how photovoltaic energy is produced
  • Learn how solar generators function and which type of generator is best for your home
  • Develop all the practical skills required to start building your renewable energy system
  • Earn a recognised qualification to fast track your career in the renewable energy sector
  • Get tips and tricks from the experts and learn how to live more sustainably
  • Learn how to heat your household water through solar and wind turbine systems

Who is This Course for?

This course is ideal for those who are looking to generate renewable energy to power their home and live more sustainably. It is also ideal for those who are pursuing a career in engineering and the renewable energy sector. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which is an introductory course for learners of all levels.

Requirements

Our Renewable Energy Course: Independent Power is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have the practical knowledge to create their own independent energy system at home or fast track their career in this sector. Related professions in this field include: 

  • Solar Power Engineer
  • Sustainable Energy Consultant
  • Graduate Energy Specialist
  • Senior Energy Manager
  • Renewable Energy Analyst

Course Curriculum

INTRODUCTION & WEEK 1: ENVISIONING YOUR RENEWABLE POWER SYSTEM
1 VIDEO — REAL-WORLD INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM TOUR 00:08:00
Lesson#1: A Real World Power System 00:05:00
Lesson#2: How a Renewable Power System Works 00:05:00
WEEK 2: DESIGNING YOUR SYSTEM
2VIDEO — INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM OVERVIEW 00:03:00
Lesson#1: The Parts of a Renewable Power System 00:10:00
Lesson#2: Understanding Electrical Basics 00:10:00
WEEK 3: Working With System Voltage, Wind Turbines & PV Panels
3VIDEO — SUPPLEMENTAL GENERATOR TOUR 00:05:00
Lesson#1: Steps 1 to 4 – System Voltage & Batteries 00:15:00
Lesson#2: Steps 5 and 6 – Wind Turbine Selection 00:20:00
Lesson#3: Step 7 of 10 – Choosing Your Photovoltaics 00:15:00
WEEK 4: Steps 8 to 10 – Inverter, Charge Controller & Backup Generator
4VIDEO — UNDERSTANDING VOLTAGE, AMPERAGE & MORE 00:04:00
Lesson#1: Inverters & Power Cleanliness 00:10:00
Lesson#2: Charge Controllers 00:05:00
Lesson#3: Backup Generator Details 00:05:00
WEEK 5: SKILLS FOR BUILDING YOUR POWER SYSTEM
5VIDEO — DETERMINING THE VOLTAGE & STORAGE CAPACITY OF YOUR POWER SYSTEM 00:04:00
Lesson#1: Working With Circuits, Wire & Cable 00:05:00
6VIDEO — HOW TO CONNECT POWER SYSTEM BATTERIES 00:02:00
7VIDEO — DETERMINING TOTAL DAILY ENERGY CONSUMPTION 00:03:00
10VIDEO — HOW TO CAPTURE GOOD WIND 00:01:00
11VIDEO — UNDERSTANDING CLEAN VS. DIRTY POWER 00:01:00
12VIDEO — MULTIMETER TOUR 00:07:00
13VIDEO — HOW TO STRIP CABLE AND WIRE 00:09:00
14OFF-GRID POWER — HOW TO SOLDER WIRE 00:08:00
15 VIDEO — HOW TO MAKE TWIST-ON AND CRIMPED WIRE CONNECTIONS 00:08:00

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