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Here’s A Free Online Course on Renewable Energy For You

john-payneIntroduction to Renewable Energy is a free online course for those who wish to learn the basics of renewable energy – including where it is found, how we can harvest it for use in our homes and how it can help ease pressures on the environment.

You will not become an expert through this course, but you will get to know renewable energy in its many forms – helping you to decide whether solar, wind or other technologies are right for you.


Learn to care for the planet, by learning about renewable energy.

Over 5,000 people from all over the world have taken Solar Energy International’s free online class RE100: Introduction to Renewable Energy, since it was launched in December 2010.

This course is also a great first step for a career focused individual to understand the world of renewable energy possibilities.

This course also serves as an introduction to Solar Energy International’s Online Campus. It is made up of ten lessons, each containing readings, exercises, a quiz and an open discussion forum. Your work will be saved as you go and you can return to it later for up to six weeks after you register.

Course RE100:Introduction To Renewable Energy- Course Outline

Lessons Include:

1. Why Renewable Energy?

2. Conservation & Efficiency

3. Green Building

4. Solar Thermal

5. Solar Electricity

6. Wind Power

7. Micro-Hydro

8. Other Renewable Energy

9. Renewable Energy for the Developing World

10. Economics of Renewable Energy

Upon completion of the course – with good quiz grades – you will receive the following:

• A printable SEI Record of Completion

Who Are Solar Energy International?

Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in the United Sttaes 1991 as a nonprofit educational
organization to help others to use renewable energy resources and sustainable building technologies through education and technical assistance.

SEI’s vision is focused on helping create a more sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants. Through their work, they see clear opportunities to influence people’s thinking and behaviors towards energy efficiency and the use of natural, sustainable methods of energy production and utilization

This looks like an excellent free service. If you take the course, let us know what you thought of it.