Seminar: "Intro to the Global Renewable Energy Industry"
This Seminar will introduce students to the past, current, and projected state of the major industries using renewable energy and their role in the city's, countries, and planet's energy mix. The major emphasis will be on solar energy, wind energy; along with some time spent on other renewable, traditional energy, and energy storage technologies. Students will become familiar with the companies that produce the equipment needed for renewable energy systems, as well as the engineering and construction firms that are doing the work, and the different types of jobs available in the industry. "Grid parity" will be looked at (comparisons will be made with the cost of energy produced by different technologies). Also, various government schemes of monetary compensation for renewable-generated energy will be examined.