Course Description

Renewable Energy Technologies

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

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Jun 20, 2023 to Aug 28, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook required
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the 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 registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

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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