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Alternative Energy Online Course

Online

Subject: Environmental Science

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Learn to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources. Alternative Energy covers the basics of electricity, how to generate electricity from renewable resouces, how to store energy, non electrical systems, energy consumption and conservation.

With the International Government innitiatives regarding the pricing of carbon pollution emmissions set to affect...

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15% OFF ON ALL SHORT COURSES!

Like us on Facebook or add us in Google+ and you can get an instant 15% discount on all short courses here at Careerline Courses.

Learn to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources. Alternative Energy covers the basics of electricity, how to generate electricity from renewable resouces, how to store energy, non electrical systems, energy consumption and conservation.

With the International Government innitiatives regarding the pricing of carbon pollution emmissions set to affect everyone, it is obvious that resources will be directed toward the research and development of all possible alternatives. Study this course for an introduction to this science of the future.

Further study to compliment Alternative energy would include; enviromental studies, earth science, enviromental waste management and conservation and enviromental management

Attractive discounts apply for multiple course pathways.

Lessons:

There are 8 lessons in this course:

1. Introduction: The Problems and the Energy Sources.
Scope and Nature
Terminology
Energy consumption through history
Climate Change
Energy units
Problems with Fossil Fuels
Problems with other energy sources ... hydro electricity, nuclear, wind, solar

2. Understanding Energy
Terminology
Understanding electricity
Conductors and non conductors
Measuring electricity ...current, voltage, resistance
Ohm's Law
Circuits ... Series; parallel
Kirchhoffs law
Power
Power ratings
Magnetism
Electromagnetism and Solenoids
Electric motors
Inductors
Lenz's law

3. Generating Electricity
Turbines
Generators
Fuel cells
Wind Power
Large Scale Wind System Design
Small Scale Wind System Design
Solar Energy
Positioning a solar cell
Small Scale Solar
Future Developments in Solar
Geothermal Energy
Dry Steam Power Plants
Flash Steam Power Plants
Binary Cycle Power Plants
Advantages of Geothermal
How Geothermal is used
Geothermal heat pumps
Hydropower
Tide and Current Power
Tide Barage
Tidal Turbines
Wave Power
Nuclear Energy
Fission Reactors
Fusion
Half Lives and Radioactivity
Waste to Energy

4. Storage and Using Electricity
Terminology
Cells -simple cell, car battery, gel, AGM, Nickel etc
Deep Cycle Battery
Lithium Rechargeable Batteries
Calculating Battery Requirements
Inverters
Alternators and Regulators
Converters
System Types
EMR & electricity use
Recommended Exposure Limits
Safety with Electricity

5. Non-Electric Systems
Scope and nature
Passive Solar
Fire Wood
Drying and storing wood
Comparing different wood types
Smoke fires
Creosote formation in fire flues
Environmental aspects of burning wood
Biofuels
Ethonol
Small scale Biomass
Passive Solar Energy
Solar hot water ... flat plat collectors, evacuated tubes, open or closed circuit, passive or active systems, heat pumps
Greenhouses
Night insulation
Solar Garden Water Features

6. Energy Consumption
Refucing energy consumption
Pricing
Population growth
Large scale reduction of energy consumption -managing green cities, urban sprawl, peak demands, transport, etc.

7. Energy Conservation
How a home owner can reduce energy consumption
Temperature control
Minimising light energy consumption
Minimising appliance energy consumption
Insulation
Water conservation
Solar house design

8. Converting to Alternative Systems
Estimating Energy Needs
Building Efficiency
System Design
System Designers

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Course Code: VSS102
Duration: 100 hours
Qualification: Certificate
Exam: Optional

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This session is taught online

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

Online

Price: $693.00

 

Notes:

International: $630.00 AUD
Australia: $693.00 AUD
(Includes GST)


The teachers

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