Due to economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, energy consumption is rising dramatically, and renewable energy is becoming a significant industry. Given the public health and environmental impacts of fossil fuels and fast-growing energy demand, renewable
energy has a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the global energy mix and future clean energy trends such as energy-sector coupling issues.
Significant technological advances have occurred in the renewable energy sector in terms of efficiency and integration into the grid. This facilitates the adoption of renewable energy to meet industry demand, which not only provides a competitive edge
to business but also reduces carbon emissions. A method combining system integration/optimization and life cycle analysis (LCA) tools is needed to evaluate clean/green renewable energy technology and justify the high initial costs of sustainable energy
This course will introduce the definition, classifications and applications, key concepts, and pros and cons of various energy sources and future trends in energy technologies including zero-energy, carbon-neutral buildings and energy-plus buildings in
a future energy-sector coupling society.
The main objectives of this course are:
This e-learning course will cover the following
modules:IntroductionModule 1: Clean, renewable thermal energyModule 2: Solar energy: Air and water heating systems Module 3: Geothermal energyModule
Photovoltaic–thermal (PVT) energyModule 5: Solar–geothermal hybrid systems