COURSES IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
QI am interested in studying about alternative energy. What are the various fields? AReserves
of fossil fuels are finite and not only can they not be replaced but the cost of retrieving them is getting progressively higher and environmentally more damaging.
A consequence of global warming has seen the meteoric growth of alternative energy – energy sources which do not use up the earth’s natural resources or fossil fuels and do not harm the environment. It is estimated that by 2030 alternative energy will be a one trillion dollar industry.
Alternative energy can manifest itself through various media, particularly wind, water and solar.
This growth in the alternate energy sector has sparked an array of opportunities for many professionals – even in fields such as real estate and sales.
The core of the industry and the technology’s growth continues to be solar installers, who help set up and maintain the panels that are increasingly appearing on rooftops.
Building environmentally sustainable buildings requires expertise across a range of professions – from architects and engineers to carpenters and heavy equipment operators.
Wind turbines are not only a fast-growing industry in clean energy – it is the single fastest-growing occupation in United States.
The growing demand for cars that both save money and create less pollution has increased the demand for skilled engineers. In future engineers will be required to apply their creativity and intelligence to design energy-efficient, highperformance vehicles that do not emit carbon emissions and pollute the environment.
The Oregon Institute of Technology, MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley all have programmes in renewable energy.
You could also explore Ecotech, the only college in USA fully dedicated to alternative energy studies.
In UK, Universities renowned for alternative energy programmes would include Exeter, Aberdeen, Brunel and Nottingham.