Elements of Renewable Energy

Organised by
The Open University
Online Course


Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power. When completed, this course will give an improved understanding of how some key renewable energy technologies work and the contribution they might make to world needs.
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Who is the course for?
This course is intended for those with an interest in renewable energies, climate change and sustainable energy technology, and does not require any previous experience of studying the subject.

Who will you learn with?

Godfrey Boyle
Emeritus Professor of Renewable Energy at The Open University and lead educator on the Elements of Renewable Energy course.

Who developed the course?
The Open University (OU) the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.