Course 3: Renewable Energy Production and Usage

In the third course you will learn about the potential of solar energy and you will see examples of various implementations of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Starting at roofs, facades, highways or free field systems. You will also learn how to harmonise solar technology with nature conservation and what alternative ways of engaging people in planning and building these power plants. One chapter is dealing with the next level of production, with wind power plants from a single cooperative municipal wind turbine to wind farms and details of planning and financing them. you will also find out who are the people behind it and see an example of a women's energy cooperative mainly active in wind energy. The third element of the energy transition is storage and usage. You will learn about simple stationary storage systems and the so called batteries on wheels, simply integrating electric vehicle batteries in the power system. About cooperative car sharing schemes and charging infrastructures. As last find out about the concept of the innovative energy-sharing.

Table of Contents

Course 3: Renewable Energy Production and Usage

  • 3.1.1 SolarStrategy
  • 3.1.2 Rooftop PV
  • 3.1.3 Free Field or Ground Mounted PV
  • 3.1.4 Free Field PV and Biotope Friendly Grass Maintenance
  • 3.1.5 Solar facade and building integrated PV (BIPV)
  • 3.1.6 Vertical PV: Highway Solar Sound Barrier
  • 3.1.7 Collective DIY Solar PV

3.2 Production: Wind Energy

  • 3.2.1 Wind Energy by Powerful Women
  • 3.2.2 Municipal Wind Turbine and Wind Park
  • 3.2.3 First Steps Towards a Wind Park

3.3 Usage: Battery Storage and Energy Sharing

  • 3.3.1 Storage, stationary and neighborhood batteries, batteries on wheels
  • 3.3.2 Battery on Wheels: Vehicle-to-Grid V2G
  • 3.3.3 Cooperative Local E-Car Sharing and the European Network
  • 3.3.4 Electric Mobility and Car Sharing
  • 3.3.5 Solar Carport and Charging Infrastructure
  • 3.3.6 On-site consumption, feed-in-tariff and energy sharing
Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Feb 15, 2022
  • End Date: Dec 31, 2099
  • Duration: 4064 Weeks