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Certificate of Achievement

Nicola Andreij Rieg

has completed the following course:

Elements of Renewable Energy

The Open University

This online course introduced key elements of the Earth's renewable energy sources and technologies.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dave Hall

University Secretary

The Open University

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Learning outcomes

  • Explain some basic energy principles and terminology
  • Apply the differences between primary, delivered and useful energy
  • Describe the key role of solar energy as the source of most renewable sources
  • Demonstrate the principles and technologies underlying key renewable energy technologies: solar thermal, wind and hydro power
  • Discuss the contribution renewable energies could make to world energy needs


  • Basic energy principles and terminology
  • Definitions of renewable energy sources
  • Solar radiation & solar thermal energy technologies
  • Wind resources & wind energy technologies
  • Hydro resources and hydropower technologies

Issued on 28th November 2016

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Free online course:

Elements of Renewable Energy

The Open University