Course Description

Renewable Energy Technologies

To reach Canada's net zero emission goals by 2050, industry and the public must move toward decarbonizing their processes. One of the most important pathways to decarbonization is the production of renewable energies.

This course will enable students to understand the fundamentals of energy, the availability of energy resources, potential and suitability, and financial impacts of renewable energy sources and technologies such as solar power, wind power, geothermal heating and power, and biomass and biogas utilization.

This course is a general introductory overview of the topic and could benefit environmental managers, decarbonization experts, engineers, regulators, and consumers planning to execute a micro-scale renewable energy project. This course does not require any pre-requisite course but requires basic calculation skills.

Course Details

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

  • Identify and describe present energy use and impacts
  • Understand how power and heat are generated and utilized
  • Describe the different renewable energy technologies
  • Evaluate and compare renewable energy technologies technically and financially
  • Develop an understanding of the solar, wind, geothermal, or bioenergy power or heat generation
  • Analyze the potential challenges and opportunities with various renewable energy technologies
  • Understand barriers and incentives to implementing renewable energy technologies

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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