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Overview

Whether you want to live more sustainably by independently powering your home and going off-grid, or are pursuing a career in the renewable energy sector, the Renewable Energy: Independent Power course is for you. In this in-depth course, you will learn about the benefits of solar-powered and wind-powered energy, with a detailed overview of how renewable energy power systems work.

Through practical exercises and audio-visual material, our expert instructor will teach you about the different types of renewable energy, and how to harness the power of these energies to power your home. You will also gain basic electrical knowledge, such as how to work with voltage in power systems. On completion, you will have an excellent understanding of how renewable energy is generated, and how to choose the right solar panel for your system.

Highlights of the Renewable Energy: Independent Power course:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how a renewable energy power system works
  • Learn about photovoltaic energy and how a photovoltaic system generates electricity
  • Broaden your understanding of how wind turbines generate kinetic energy into electrical energy
  • Understand the benefits of solar-powered energy and how solar panels work
  • Get tips & advice on how to choose the best solar panel for you and what to look for
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of voltage, amperage, inverters and backup generators
  • Develop the practical skills required to build your own power system and solder wire

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Video lessons

Who is This Course for?

This comprehensive course is ideal for anyone who is looking to build their own renewable energy power system, as well as those who are looking to fast track a career in the renewable energy sector. There are no specific requirements for enrolling in this course.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Renewable Energy: Independent Power is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have the skills and knowledge to build their own off-the-grid independent power system, as well as pursue a career in the following professions:

  • Renewable Energy Specialist
  • Sustainable Energy Consultant
  • Investment Analyst (renewable energy)

Course Curriculum

INTRODUCTION & WEEK 1: ENVISIONING YOUR RENEWABLE POWER SYSTEM
1 VIDEO — REAL-WORLD INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM TOUR 00:08:00
Lesson#1: A Real World Power System 00:10:00
Lesson#2: How a Renewable Power System Works 00:05:00
WEEK 2: DESIGNING YOUR SYSTEM
2VIDEO — INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEM OVERVIEW 00:03:00
Lesson#1: The Parts of a Renewable Power System 00:10:00
Lesson#2: Understanding Electrical Basics 00:15:00
WEEK 3: Working With System Voltage, Wind Turbines & PV Panels
3VIDEO — SUPPLEMENTAL GENERATOR TOUR 00:05:00
Lesson#1: Steps 1 to 4 – System Voltage & Batteries 00:30:00
Lesson#2: Steps 5 and 6 – Wind Turbine Selection 00:30:00
Lesson#3: Step 7 of 10 – Choosing Your Photovoltaics 00:15:00
WEEK 4: Steps 8 to 10 – Inverter, Charge Controller & Backup Generator
4VIDEO — UNDERSTANDING VOLTAGE, AMPERAGE & MORE 00:04:00
Lesson#1: Inverters & Power Cleanliness 00:15:00
Lesson#2: Charge Controllers 00:10:00
Lesson#3: Backup Generator Details 00:10:00
WEEK 5: SKILLS FOR BUILDING YOUR POWER SYSTEM
5VIDEO — DETERMINING THE VOLTAGE & STORAGE CAPACITY OF YOUR POWER SYSTEM 00:04:00
Lesson#1: Working With Circuits, Wire & Cable 00:10:00
6VIDEO — HOW TO CONNECT POWER SYSTEM BATTERIES 00:02:00
7VIDEO — DETERMINING TOTAL DAILY ENERGY CONSUMPTION 00:03:00
10VIDEO — HOW TO CAPTURE GOOD WIND 00:01:00
11VIDEO — UNDERSTANDING CLEAN VS. DIRTY POWER 00:01:00
12VIDEO — MULTIMETER TOUR 00:07:00
13VIDEO — HOW TO STRIP CABLE AND WIRE 00:00:00
14OFF-GRID POWER — HOW TO SOLDER WIRE 00:08:00
15 VIDEO — HOW TO MAKE TWIST-ON AND CRIMPED WIRE CONNECTIONS 00:08:00
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