Introduction to Renewable Energy: Resources, Technology and Commercial Opportunity - REN 

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Categories: Biofuels/Ethanol, Other Energy Resources

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REN

5c003d5e591091d484ea3c6e8f6051f1150 150 This four-day course is designed to introduce participants to renewable energy and its role in the world’s energy complex. Renewable sources of consumed energy are identified and outputs compared to conventional sources. The course continues with examinations of the technologies, applications, current limitations, and future possibilities of renewable energy sources. Participants will gain perspectives and insights into the opportunities and challenges presented by renewable energy sources.

To augment lecture materials, each day will include discussion topics generally focused on renewable energy realities in various countries as well as morning and afternoon delegate exercises.

Energy industry personnel and other professionals, including analysts, bankers, and lawyers, seeking to obtain a solid understanding of renewable energy and the broader energy complex would benefit from this course. Community planners, policy makers, and energy industry investors will find the course valuable.

Day 1

  • Renewable Energy
    • Conventional and renewable energy consumption and comparisons
    • Renewable energy types
  • Solar Energy
    • Photovoltaic cell
  • Lunch break
    • Concentrating solar power
  • Discussion: Spain, Germany, and U.S. initiatives in solar energy
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Hydrogen
  • Discussion: Planning for technologies currently not commercial

Day 2

  • Wind Energy
    • Technology
    • Geographic suitability
  • Discussion: Wind energy initiatives in Spain, Germany, Denmark, and the United Kingdom
  • Lunch break
  • Geothermal Energy
    • Technology
    • Geographic suitability
  • Discussion: Geothermal power in the United States and the Pacific Rim

Day 3

  • Biomass
  • Biofuels
    • Biodiesel
    • Ethanol
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Lunch break
    • Corn-based, sugarcane-based, and cellulose-based ethanol
    • Algae-based biofuels
  • Biopower
  • Discussion: Biofuels and ethanol initiatives in Brazil and United States

Day 4

  • Hydropower
  • Hydroelectricity
    • Conventional dam
    • Pumped storage and underground power station
    • Run of the river
    • Ocean energy: tidal, wave, current, thermal
  • Discussion: Hydroelectric power in Brazil, China, Canada, and Chile
  • Lunch break
  • Cleaner coal
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • Discussion: Coal’s future in the energy matrices of Europe and Asia

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