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New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

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Discover how business and technology are taking on the world’s energy challenges

In a world facing pressing energy challenges, the need for alternative energy and new energy technologies has never been more pressing. This course explores the new and upcoming technologies that may help solve some of the world’s biggest energy challenges - examining them from both a business and technological perspective.

Created by Grenoble Ecole de Management and Tenerrdis, alongside Air Liquide, GE Renewable Energy, CNR, Think Smartgrids, Yélé Consulting, Schneider Electric and Grenoble Institute of Technology, it uniquely combines leading academic research with on-the-ground experience.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsthrough climate change and energy market deregulation our world is changing now energy must be the carbonized decentralized and digitized new energy technologies are shaping our future the first challenge of this revolution this energy efficiency indeed the cleanest and most competitive energy is the one we do not consume then comes the shift toward massive development of renewable energy and questions must be raised how can we boost hydropower generation and why is solar the fastest growing technology what is the potential of biogas in our energy mix and could hydrogen be the solution to energy storage and clean mobility a new energy landscape is emerging in which smart grids will be a cornerstone let me be your guide through this course exploring technological and business issues of these new energy technologies with more than 30 selected energy experts indeed after the great success of last year with 5,000 participants Grenoble Ecole de Management and its partners are launching a new edition I'm looking forward to meet you online register now on Futurelearn!

What topics will you cover?

Energy Efficiency

  • Global energy challenges
  • Policy fostering energy efficiency
  • Key energy efficiency markets and trends
  • Prosumers’ concept
  • Digital revolution
  • Projects in energy efficiency in Europe

Solar Energy

  • Converting solar energy
  • Solar PV market
  • Economics and competitiveness of solar energy
  • Market and stage of development of solar energy in France and Europe
  • Main industrial actors and key markets in solar PV
  • Trends and innovations for the future

Hydropower

  • Definition of hydropower. The different kinds of hydropower turbine and dam
  • Challenges of hydropower development
  • New energy markets, storage & flexibility
  • Facts, figures and main actors
  • Impact and development of ocean and tidal energy
  • Innovation in hydropower

Biogas

  • Biomass energy & why biogas
  • Anaerobic digestion (methanisation)
  • Different usages/applications of biogas
  • Biogas market in France and in Europe
  • Main actors on this market
  • Innovation projects in this field

Hydrogen

  • Definitions of hydrogen and hydrogen-energy
  • Hydrogen development/production from renewables
  • Hydrogen as an energy storage solution
  • Hydrogen for energy applications
  • Main actors on the market in France and in Europe
  • Innovation projects, road-maps and trends.

Smart Grids

  • Definition of a smart grid
  • Smart grid as key element of the future electricity system
  • Smart grids connected with Smart buildings and Smart cities
  • Links between Smart Grids and Storage
  • Main actors of the smart Grid in France and in Europe
  • Trends and innovation projects in the smart grids field

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Analyse and evaluate the different new technologies and innovations
  • Explore new technologies impact in the energy sector
  • Discover the market organisation and the main actors in: energy efficiency, energy from biogas, hydropower, solar energy, hydrogen energy and smart grids.
  • Contribute to social exchange and global awareness of the “energy transition” and each new energy technologies’ impact.

Who is the course for?

This course will be of particular interest to students studying electrical networks, electrical engineering or smart grids, and to professionals, especially those working in energy industry.

With 34 different experts, this course will cover each week one broad topic related to a renewable energy source and the transition towards sustainable energy technologies.

What software or tools do you need?

You don’t need any special tools for this course.

Who will you learn with?

Olivier CATEURA, PhD.

Senior Manager at Yélé Consulting & Associate Prof. at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Olivier CATEURA is an expert on the energy sector, and the academic director of the MOOC New Energy Technologies.

New Energy Technologies Course team

34 experts from: Grenoble Ecole de Management, Schneider Electric, CEA, Photowatt, Tenerrdis, CNR, GE, Grenoble Institute of Technologies, Waga Energy, Air Liquide, Think Smartgrids, RTE, ENEDIS...

Fabrice Arroyo

Teacher and Manager of the Advanced Master (MS) in Energy Marketing and Management at GEM business school.

Who developed the course?

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $69 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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