Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Online Training: Renewable Energy for the Developing World

Are you involved in international development or program management overseas? If not, do you want to be? Now's your chance to get officially trained in renewable energies for international work. This online course is six weeks (or less, depending on the time you put into it), and explores different applications for renewable energy technologies in developing countries. Participants will learn how to successfully accomplish sustainable development projects with renewable energy. Effective technology transfer methods will be presented, as well as setting up infrastructure and the economics and financing of renewable energy projects. Case studies will be presented on solar cooking, rural household electrification, appropriate building technologies, rural health care and micro-enterprises utilizing renewable energy.

Topics Include

* Solar cooking and food drying
* Biodigesters
* Solar electricity for rural development
* PV for rural healthcare
* Technology transfer
* Financing household solar energy
* Microenterprises
* Integrating women into RE projects
* Procuring funding
* Monitoring and evaluation of projects
* Case studies

This online course is $595 runs from April 18 - May 29, 2011.

Course Description

Register online here or call SEI at (970) 963-8855. You may also email Laurie Stone: for more information.