Solar Energy Development

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 42 hour course, no prerequisites

Explore dif­fer­ent facets of solar pow­er tech­nol­o­gy and learn about the plan­ning, design and devel­op­ment of solar ener­gy projects. Gain an under­stand­ing of mechan­i­cal and tech­ni­cal aspects of solar pow­er gen­er­a­tion, include the emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies in the area, and dis­cuss the eco­nom­i­cal require­ments of solar ener­gy projects.

This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:

Overall Schedule
Jun 8 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Jun 11Jun 13
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Jun 18Jun 20
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

42 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Gabriel JohnID: gabriel-john

Gabriel John is a professional agrologist with extensive experience in program design and implementation in the areas of climate change, emissions management, clean energy, and emerging technologies. His government and academic work in the past decade has focused on developing strategic policies and innovative programs in the complex energy-environment nexus. Gabriel currently works on strategic environmental and sustainable energy policies and programs, including leading the development of policies relating to renewable development and the de-carbonization of the electricity sector.

Your Instructor

Shehin RahemtullaID: shehin-rahemtulla

With a background in renewable energy engineering, Shehin Rahemtulla specializes in microgrid design, feasibility, and technical due diligence. Her extensive experience in the area includes working at organizations like Wood Clean Energy, Innergex Renewable Energy, BC Hydro Applied Innovation, Suncor, and the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre. Shehin currently works as the renewable energy specialist at Coast Funds, where she supports First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii in transitioning their fossil fuel-dependent electrical grids to renewable energy sources.

Class info
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until June 9, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Online delivery
  • 42 hour course, no prerequisites


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