About this course

This course provides a brief overview of various alternative energy technologies. Topics covered include: solar, wind, biological fuels, hydrokinetic and marine energy; as well as fuel cells, Biohydrogen, coal gasification, and alternate nuclear technologies.

Carbon neutral and negative fuels
Photovoltaic based solar energy
Passive and active solar systems
Types of concentrated solar plants
Marine energy - tidal and wave energy
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology
Biological fuels
Algae (green diesel)
Biogas digestion
Geothermal and enhanced geothermal
Onshore and offshore wind farms
Coal gasification
Fuel cells
Thorium nuclear power
Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR)

Intended Audience: This course is intended for Electrical, Power, Energy, Mechanical, Geotechnical, Civil, Environmental, Water Resources, and other engineers whose job description requires a general knowledge of alternative energy technologies.

Publication Source: Original Courseware

4 hours
Certificate of completion
Beginner level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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