The ways in which power is generated is changing significantly in many countries around the world for various reasons. This course familiarizes students with the various technologies available, in particular with all the different forms of renewable generation. The aim is to appreciate the benefits and drawbacks of different types of generation and why a mix of multiple generation types is desirable. The course will cover the different factors that need to be weighed up when making decisions about the mix of generation in a country. The students will be required to use information in the public domain to develop an independent opinion around the large scale roll-out of renewable generation.
Teacher (Course Author): Salma Alarefi, Stephen Alty, Sharon Clutterbuck, Nuno Duarte Marques Barreiro, Lisa Fell, Lakis Kaounides, Stefanie Kuenzel, Matt Locke, Claire Porter, Katie Shaw, Cheralyn Terblanche, Anush Yardim