Course: Energy Provision: Including Renewable Energy

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
9th - 13th March 2020 01654705952 Short Courses Team

Cost: Waged £750, Low Waged / Concessions £700

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

A detailed look at powering up clean energy supplies with wind, water and solar.

Join students from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment for an in-depth look at how energy is provided and what changes could be made to improve its environmental impact. Investigate different technologies, looking at how they work, weighing up the advantages and disadvantages, and exploring the policy mechanisms that could help support their deployment.

Key Information

  • Duration: five days
  • Upcoming dates: Monday 9th to Friday 13th March 2020
  • Start and finish times: starts at 11am and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation

Course content

During this week-long course you will get to grips with:

  • Wind
  • Photovoltaic
  • Solar thermal
  • Heat Pumps
  • District heating
  • Hydroelectric (including marine)
  • Biomass and biofuels

You’ll also look at the technological, economic and environmental considerations related to other technologies, such as nuclear energy and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Distribution (e.g. the national grid) and storage options (such as batteries and pumped water storage), including their future potential, will be explored.

The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, presentations and demonstrations, with an active exchange of views and opinions encouraged throughout.

Joining this module as a short course offers networking opportunities and enables you to become part of the wider network of postgraduate students working in the field of sustainability.

Tutor Profile

You will be taught by a range of expert lecturers and guest lecturers from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment.

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