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Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles Bundle for Beginners

Learn about renewable energy resources like solar, wind, wave, hydro, geothermal, and electric vehicles for beginners.

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Welcome to our course "Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles for Beginners"

The only course out there with everything you need to know about solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, and wave energies in addition to electric vehicles for complete beginners.


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18h 58m
    • 1: Introduction to Wind Energy Course 20:10
    • 2: Selection of Type of Wind Turbine 16:42
    • 3: Rotor Solidity and Selection of Number of Rotor Blades 19:18
    • 4: Gearbox in Wind Turbines 06:01
    • 5: Power Available in the Wind Spectra 09:22
    • 6: Power Extracted by the Wind Turbine 09:56
    • 7: Betz Limit and Maximum Rotor Efficiency 11:52
    • 8: Factors Affecting Wind Speed and Density - Height of Tower 19:27
    • 9: Factors Affecting Air Density 07:55
    • 10: Example 1 07:13
    • 11: Example 2 05:24
    • 12: Applied Force on Wind Turbine, Torque Coefficient and the Importance of the 16:07
    • 13: Example 3 05:10
    • 14: Wind Turbine Generator Characteristics 10:13
    • 15: Example 4 11:40
    • 16: Effect of Rotor Diameter and Generator Size on Power 05:38
    • 17: Wind Turbines Spacing 03:55
    • 18: Course Slides 1 01:00
    • 19: Course Slides 2 01:00
    • 20: Introduction to Different Types of Towers 01:22
    • 21: Tubular Steel Wind Turbine Tower 06:08
    • 22: Lattice Wind Turbine Tower 05:16
    • 23: Concrete Wind Turbine Tower 03:34
    • 24: Hybrid Wind Turbine Tower 03:33
    • 25: Introduction to PV System 24:56
    • 26: Types of Busbars and Solar Cells 15:27
    • 27: V-I Characteristics of a PV Panel 27:13
    • 28: Different Connections of Solar Panels 16:45
    • 29: Shading and Half Cut Cells 19:36
    • 30: Mounting and Tilt Angle of a PV Panel 27:21
    • 31: Calculation of the Tilt Angle in a Location 08:09
    • 32: Practical Tilt Angle during Different Seasons 11:52
    • 33: Orientation and Azimuth Angle of Solar Panels 08:44
    • 34: Sun Chart and Distance between PV Rows 18:43
    • 35: Important Note Regarding the Sun Chart 08:29
    • 36: Panel Parameters and Measurements 26:46
    • 37: Junction Box in PV Panels 17:54
    • 38: Solar Wires and Cables Installation Process 28:08
    • 39: PV String Maximum Voltage 17:43
    • 40: Important Definitions in the Global Solar Atlas 22:29
    • 41: Global Solar Atlas PV Simulation 17:49
    • 42: Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Panel (PVT) 09:35
    • 43: Off-Grid, On-Grid, and Hybrid PV Systems 24:07
    • 44: Introduction to Charge Controllers 03:01
    • 45: PWM Charge Controllers 22:19
    • 46: MPPT Charge Controllers 21:01
    • 47: Function, Types and Data Sheet of Inverter 55:04
    • 48: Introduction to the Course 05:07
    • 49: Wave Power – Advantages and Challenges 14:05
    • 50: Wave Energy Potential 06:46
    • 51: Wave Space, Time, and Height Properties 16:24
    • 52: Sea Wave Equation 16:39
    • 53: Wave Packet, Dispersive Waves, and Non-Dispersive Waves 13:15
    • 54: Wave Particles Motion and Types of Waves 06:55
    • 55: Dispersion Relation of Different Sea Waves 17:18
    • 56: Shoaling Effect in Sea Waves 05:36
    • 57: Wave Buoy Measurements and Computation of Sea Parameters 25:10
    • 58: Introduction to Wave Energy Conversion Systems 17:51
    • 59: Pelamis Wave Power (PWP) 08:02
    • 60: Overview, Types, and Projects of Pelamis Wave Energy Converter 17:32
    • 61: Aquabuoy and the Aegir Dynamo Wave Energy Converters 08:12
    • 62: Overview, Types, and Projects of AquaBuoy Wave Energy Converter 12:01
    • 63: Wave Dragon and Oscillating Column Wave Energy Converters 15:41
    • 64: Overview, Types, and Projects of Wave Dragon 10:22
    • 65: Overview, Types, and Projects of OWC 18:57
    • 66: AWS or Archimedes Wave Energy Converter 12:44
    • 67: Overview, Types, and Projects of AWS 13:15
    • 68: Oyster Wave Energy Converter 06:17
    • 69: Types, Projects, and Design Enhancement of an Oyster 17:39
    • 70: Comparison between WECSs 19:52
    • 71: Steps of a Feasibility Study in a Wave Energy Resource 39:40
    • 72: Example on a Feasibility Study in Spain 34:57
    • 73: Hydroelectric Power Plants and Their Types 20:54
    • 74: Hydraulic Head in Hydroelectric Power Plants 15:20
    • 75: Geothermal Power Plant and its Types 12:11
    • 76: Introduction to Electric Vehicles 06:43
    • 77: History of Electric Vehicles 05:12
    • 78: Major Components of Electric Vehicles 05:13
    • 79: Battery Technology 06:12
    • 80: Types of Electric Motors 06:57
    • 81: Charging Infrastructure 07:02
    • 82: Range and Range Anxiety 04:57
    • 83: Environmental Impact 04:02
    • 84: Quiz 01:28

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What are you going to learn in this course?

  • The basics of wind energy such as types of wind turbines, Betz limit, power extraction from wind, factors affecting wind speed, wind turbine generator characteristics, the effect of the rotor diameter and generator size on power, and the wind turbine spacing.

  • The basics of solar energy such as the components of the PV system, types of panels and PV systems, selection of tilt angle, installation of solar cables, how to specify the distance between PV rows, global solar atlas, charge controllers, and their types, and solar inverters.

  • The basics of wave energy including the wave space, time, and height properties, sea wave equation, wave packet, wave particles motion, dispersion relation of different sea waves, shoaling effect in sea waves, and wave buoy measurements and computation of sea parameters.

  • Moreover, in the wave energy course, we will learn about the types of wave energy conversion systems like Pelamis wave energy converter, Aquabuoy and the Aegir dynamo wave energy converters, wave dragon, oscillating column wave energy converters, AWS or Archimedes wave swing, and oyster wave energy converter. Also, we will have an overview, of types, and different projects and prototypes involving these converters.

  • The steps of a feasibility study in a wave energy resource will be explained and how can we apply this to a location in Spain.

  • The basics and types of hydroelectric power plants, hydro head and its effect on electricity generation.

  • The basics of geothermal power plants including the generation of electricity from geothermal power and the types of geothermal power plants.

  • The definition of an electric vehicle and types of electric vehicles like battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

  • The history of electric vehicles and major components of electric vehicles like batteries, motors, and power electronic converters.

  • The battery technology adopted like lithium-ion batteries in addition to advancements in battery technology, and types of electric motors in electric vehicles including AC and DC adopted.

  • The charging infrastructure including the definition of a charging station or charging equipment, and levels of charging including the home level and public level. Moreover, the definition of range, range anxiety, and the environmental impact of EVs.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who wants to get knowledge about the renewable energy sector
  • Anyone who wants to get knowledge about the electric vehicles
  • Electrical engineering students
  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Renewable engineers


  • No prior knowledge

  • Passion to learn

Career path

  • Electrical engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer

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