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Course Description

There is a growing consensus among energy stakeholders that renewable energy technologies are beneficial to the environment and society as a whole. This course reviews the practical applications and examples of decentralized renewable energy sources and technologies such as low impact hydro, ocean, wind, solar power and heat, earth energy and geo-exchange, as well as biomass and biogas utilization. Energy efficiency and the effective use of fossil fuels through combined heat and power application are reviewed. Environmental managers, energy consultants, engineers, regulators, and the average consumer will benefit from this course. You will learn: barriers and incentives to implementing RET in Canada, how to financially evaluate and compare technologies, and practical methods to reduce in-home energy consumption.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Understand how power and heat is generated and utilized
  • Financially evaluate and compare renewable energy technologies
  • Understand barriers and incentives to implementing renewable energy technologies
  • Conduct an in-home energy audit

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Type
Online
Dates
Jun 07, 2022 to Aug 15, 2022
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook required
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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