Building on the fundamental understanding of the available renewable energy technologies, it is important to understand the in-depth operating principles, development and small/large scale systems of the main renewable energy generation technologies. Read more Read less

This course covers the state-of-the-art knowledge on the whole technological systems that make up the renewable energy mix.  This course will recap solar energy, waste and biomass and wind and explore energy storage technologies.  Additionally the management of demand and smart grids will be covered, allowing delegates to understand the concepts of a dynamic low carbon energy system.

At a glance

  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,700

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Discuss the concept of an energy system with regards to demand management, managing intermittency and smart grids;
  • Describe and explain the main renewable energy systems and critically discuss how these differ to the conventional energy mix and the challenges with moving towards a low carbon energy future
  • Critically analyse how different renewable energy technologies will co-exist to form a national resilient energy system

Core content

  • The current energy demand and methods of managing changing demand patterns, including the use of smart metering and smart grids;
  • Energy Storage (fundamentals of Chemical, Biological, Electrochemical, Electrical, Mechanical and Thermal Storage- link to energy generation technology);
  • The concept of a resilient energy system made up of a broad range of renewable energy technologies.


Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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