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 Learn about renewable energy

Renewable energy sources have become an appealing alternative to traditional sources for countries and organizations that want to promote sustainability and protect the environment. Learn about renewable energy with online courses delivered through edX.

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy that can be generated and used without depleting the source. Examples of clean energy include hydropower, solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy harnessed from the heat within the Earth. Energy derived from the burning of coal, oil, or uranium is not considered renewable because they are finite resources. While coal is naturally occurring, it takes hundreds of millions of years to form and therefore is not considered renewable on a human timescale.

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How to learn about renewable energy online

Explore lessons on sustainable and alternative energy with a variety of online courses and advanced programs featured on edX. Learn how to design a completely sustainable energy system with introductory courses that teach about energy production, and delve into how to transition to renewable sources like wind and solar. Or take a course on the latest solar cell technologies and examine the various ways that solar energy is converted into electricity, heat, and solar fuels. With a suite of online courses and programs designed to help you learn about renewable energy sources, technologies and production, learners can expand their knowledge of the field in an engaging and effective online learning environment.

Careers in renewable energy

Renewable energy can be a rewarding career for those who want to help the world find ways to meet its rising energy production needs, while reducing its harmful effects on the environment. Explore renewable energy with courses delivered through edX and begin your educational journey today.